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Mrs. Chimwemwe Sakunda, National Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM). Credit: Magdalene Kahiu/ACI Africa

Months after Cyclones, Storms in Malawi, “situation still dire”: Catholic Church Official

Jun 15, 2022

The people of God in parts of Malawi are still living in distress months after Cyclone Ana and Tropical Cyclone Gombe as well as other storms hit the Southeastern African nation, the National Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) has said.

Bishop John Ryan speaking at the launch of the national preparations for Vocations Sunday that was spearheaded by the Pontifical Missionary Society (PMS) in Malawi. Credit: ECM

Consider “call to Priesthood, the vineyard is huge”: Catholic Bishops in Malawi to Youth

Mar 26, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Malawi are inviting the youth in the Southern African nation to consider devoting their life to God’s service as Priests.

Polio Vaccination Campaign in Malawi. Credit: WHO

Catholic Bishops in Malawi Support Polio Vaccination Campaign, Call for Collaboration

Mar 16, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have, in a joint statement, endorsed the polio vaccination campaign and urged the people of God in the country to participate in the exercise that is scheduled for March 21.

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Bishops in Malawi Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Hundreds after Tropical Storm Ana

Feb 26, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched a program to reach out to at least 500 victims of the Tropical Storm Ana, which affected parts of the Southern African country.

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Ongoing Plenary of Catholic Bishops in Malawi Addressing “current practices” in Liturgy

Feb 2, 2022

Catholic Bishops taking part in the Annual Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are deliberating on emerging practices in Liturgical celebrations in the Southern African nation. 

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Jubilees of Propaganda Fide Moment of Thanksgiving, Reflection: Catholic Priest in Malawi

Jan 31, 2022

The celebration of the Jubilees of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide), Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and the birth of Blessed Father Paolo Manna, founder of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), is a time of thanksgiving and reflection, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has said.

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Catholic Bishops in Malawi Call on Government to Protect Anti-Corruption Bureau Officials

Jan 23, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called on the government of the Southern African nation to beef up the security of the Director General (DG) and all employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Mr. Boniface Chibwana, National Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Malawi. Credit: AMECEA

Malawi's Prevailing Mood is of “hopelessness, betrayal”: Justice and Peace Officials

Dec 12, 2021

Malawians are in a state of “hopelessness” and feel betrayed by their government due to the prevailing economic hardships among other challenges, members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) have said. 

Bishop Peter Chifukwa, of Malawi's Dedza Diocese. Credit ECM

Enact Older Persons Bill to Protect Elderly, Malawi’s Catholic Bishop to Legislature

Dec 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has called upon the members of parliament in the country to debate and enact older persons bill into law in order to protect the rights of the elderly from violation and abuse.

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Take Action to Avoid Calamities, Caritas Malawi Cautions amid Extreme Weather Forecast

Oct 15, 2021

Malawians in disaster prone areas need to take urgent action to avert a tragedy, officials of the development arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have said following the prediction by the Meteorological Department of heavy rains and “extreme weather” in many parts of the Southern African nation. 

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa with President Lazarus Chakwera during the thanksgiving Mass on 19 September 2021. Credit: ECM/Facebook

Malawi’s President Hails Catholic Archbishop as “a living example of servant leadership”

Sep 20, 2021

The President of Malawi has hailed a Catholic Archbishop in the Southern African nation as one exemplifying “servant leadership.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Communicators, Clergy in Malawi Cautioned against “spreading fake news, hearsays”

Aug 26, 2021

Ahead of the celebration of World Communications Day (WCD) in Malawi, Catholic communicators, members of the Clergy, women and men Religious in the Southeastern African have been cautioned against “spreading fake news and hearsays.”

President Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party) and Dr Saulos Chilima (UTM) who formed the Tonse Alliance in 2020 alongside seven other opposition parties. Credit: Malawi's Electoral Commission/Facebook.

Malawi’s Ruling Tonse Alliance “lost direction”, Catholic Officials Say, Urge Leadership

Aug 13, 2021

The ruling Tonse Alliance-led government of Malawi is no longer carrying the hopes of the citizens of the Southern African nation, Catholic Church officials in the country have said, calling for “decisive leadership”.

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After Parish in Malawi Asked to Vacate “Muslim territory”, Church Leaders Urge Dialogue

May 20, 2021

Catholic Church leaders in Malawi are urging dialogue after St. Louis IX the King Mpiri Parish of Mangochi Diocese received an ultimatum to vacate what was described as “Muslim territory”, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has told ACI Africa.

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Malawian Catholic Church Leader Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination amid Low Turnout

May 1, 2021

A Malawian Catholic Church leader has sought to encourage his compatriots to receive the COVID-19 vaccine amid reported low turnout in the vaccination centers.

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Male Population in Malawi Hesitant to Know HIV Status, Adhere to Medication: Bishops

Apr 29, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have raised concerns over what they say is the failure of a majority of the country's male population to know their HIV status and to adhere to medication when they test positive. 

Archbishop Thomas Msusa of Malawi's Blantyre Archdiocese receiving the COVID-19 vaccine / Archdiocese of Blantyre/Facebook

Malawi’s Catholic Bishops Say COVID-19 Vaccine “an act of love of our neighbor”

Mar 11, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have, in a collective message, described COVID-19 vaccine as “an act of love of our neighbor”, endorsing the administration of the batch that arrived in the country March 5.

Bishops in Malawi, Zambia Concerned About COVID-19 Upsurge, Call for Vigilance

Jan 10, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nations of Malawi and Zambia have, in separate statements, expressed concerns about the upsurge in the reported COVID-19 cases in their respective countries.

Late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14.

Late Malawian Archbishop Eulogized as “humble, respectful, generous, man of prayer”

Dec 14, 2020

The late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye who, until his death Monday, December 14 has been the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese, is being eulogized as a humble, respectful, generous, and prayerful church leader. 

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Impunity, “public insecurity, social injustices” in Malawi Disturbing: Bishops’ Commission

Oct 27, 2020

Incidents of impunity, public insecurity affecting deprived members of society as well as failure to address historical injustices in Malawi are some of the matters of concern, which the leadership of one of the Commissions of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is raising.