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Catholic Church in Zimbabwe

Mons. Janusz Urbańczyk with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appoints Polish Cleric as Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Jan 25, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Janusz Urbańczyk, a native of Poland, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, and assigned him the Titular See of Voli in Tunisia with the dignity of Archbishop.

One of the seven blocks that were stripped of by the storm. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Parish in Zimbabwe Appeals for Support to Restore Structures Destroyed by Storm

Dec 13, 2023

The leadership of the St. Francis Xavier Dete Parish of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese is seeking partners to facilitate the restoration of structures of schools and a Sisters’ Convent that a recent storm damaged.

A cross section of the former St. Augustine’s Seminary being turned into a private Catholic school. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Bishops’ Decision to Turn Seminary into Secondary School Implemented

Dec 7, 2023

The decision that members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference (ZCBC) made to turn St. Augustine’s Seminary into a mixed Secondary School has been implemented, and first enrolment to the Catholic institution of learning is ongoing.

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe posing with Pope Francis. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe Decry Recalls of Elected Candidates as “new form of violence”

Nov 27, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have decried what they are terming a “new form” of post-election violence characterized by “recalls of the elected” political candidates in the Southern African nation.  

Archbishop Alex (center) pose for picture with catechists who recently graduated from Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catechists in Zimbabwe Urged to Indiscriminately Spread God’s Love, Mercy to All

Sep 30, 2023

The Archbishop of Bulawayo Archdiocese in Zimbabwe has called upon catechists in the Southern African nation to spread God’s love and mercy among all the people without discrimination.

Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa, appointed Local ordinary of  Masvingo Diocese 15 September 2023. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Pope Transfers Bishop in Zimbabwe, Appoints Him Administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis”

Sep 15, 2023

Pope Francis has transferred the Catholic Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese to the Southern African country’s Episcopal See of Masvingo.  

Pope Francis with members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Bishops in Zimbabwe Call for Openness to Help ahead of World Day for Migrants, Refugees

Sep 15, 2023

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) are calling upon the people of God in the Southern African nation “to be open to” the needs of persons on the move ahead of the 109th World Day for Migration and Refugees (WDMR).

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Follow “legal procedures”: Catholic Bishops to Aggrieved Political Parties in Zimbabwe

Sep 2, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe are calling on aggrieved political parties following the August 23-24 general elections to seek redress through legal processes. 

Credit: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Zimbabwe’s Church Leaders Offer to Mediate Election-related Disputes for Peace

Aug 30, 2023

Christian leaders in Zimbabwe have offered to mediate disputes arising from the just concluded general elections to help maintain peace in the Southern African nation. 

Archbishop Robert Ndlovu with FSP pioneer members of the newly inaugurated Thecla Merlo Community in Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit: Daughters of St. Paul (FSP)

Pauline Sisters’ Apostolate in Zimbabwe Relevant to Needs of Local Church: Archbishop

Aug 24, 2023

The apostolate of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) in Zimbabwe is relevant to the needs of the people of God in the Southern African nation, the Archbishop of the country’s Harare Archdiocese has said.

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro reading the message of members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: Archdiocese of Harare

“Go and vote peacefully”: Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe to Electorate

Aug 23, 2023

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) are urging the electorate in the Southern African nation to “vote peacefully” in the country’s On Wednesday, August 23 general elections.

Archbishop Paolo Rudelli (center) is flanked by Mr. Marius Zibgwi, Fr. Reason Nyathi, Fr. Bernard Mukwewa and Mr. Albert Dhafana. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Nuncio Urges Zimbabwean Church to Tap from Rich History, Faith in Farewell Message

Aug 4, 2023

The Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe who was appointed in July to represent the Holy Father in Colombia has urged the Church in the Southern African country to utilize her rich history and faith for future survival in the rapidly evolving society.

Mons. Eusebius Jelous Nyathi, Bishop Elect of Gokwe Diocese. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Bishop-Elect in Zimbabwe Pledges to Foster “self-reliance, true local church”

Jul 26, 2023

The Bishop-elect of Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Gokwe has underscored the need to strengthen a self-reliant and “true local church) in the country, noting that the vision of the Zimbabwean Diocese under his leadership will be crafted and implemented by the people of God.

Archbishop Paolo Rudelli in an audience with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Apostolic Nuncio in Zimbabwe to Represent Holy Father in Colombia

Jul 21, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli, the Apostolic Nuncio in Zimbabwe, as his representative in the South American nation of Colombia.

Fr. Ángel Arnaldo Conesa receives his award from Ambassador  Natividad Isabel Peña Bonilla with Fr. Ildefonso Trujillo López looking on. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Priests in Zimbabwe among Recipients of Spanish State Honors for Service Delivery

Jul 11, 2023

Two Catholic Priests ministering in Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Binga Dioceses are among the recipients of honors by the government of Spain for rendering professional services with “exceptional selflessness”.

Credit: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Presidential Contest “should not divide us as a nation”: Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe

Jul 10, 2023

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) are cautioning the people of God in the Southern African nation against allowing the presidential context to cause divisions among them.

Vegetable garden at St. Mark’s Mission in Binga, Diocese of Hwange. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Gardening Initiative at Catholic Mission in Zimbabwe Facilitating Pastoral Activities

Jun 26, 2023

The gardening initiative at St. Mark’s Nagangala Catholic Mission of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese is facilitating pastoral activities, the Parish Priest has said in a Monday, June 19 report. 

A poster announcing the Ubuntu program in Zimbabwe's Bulawayo Archdiocese. Credit: Caritas Zimbabwe/Bulawayo

Caritas Bulawayo in Zimbabwe Launches “value-based program” to Foster Human Dignity

Jun 25, 2023

Caritas Bulawayo has launched a local “value-based program” aimed at fostering human dignity among beneficiaries of the initiative. 

Mons. Eusebius Jelous Nyathi, a member of the Clergy of the Catholic Diocese of Hwange in Zimbabwe appointed Bishop of Gokwe Diocese. Credit: Gokwe Diocese

Pope Francis Appoints Clergy of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese Bishop for Gokwe Diocese

Jun 23, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Eusebius Jelous Nyathi, a member of the Clergy of the Catholic Diocese of Hwange in Zimbabwe, Bishop for the Southern African country’s Gokwe Diocese.

CCJPZ Coordinators during a strategic plan workshop in Harare. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Justice, Peace Commission Urged to Engage Stakeholders in Fostering Peace

May 12, 2023

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) have been urged to work with “all stakeholders” to foster peaceful coexistence in the Southern African nation.