Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Members of the executive of the National Laity Council of the Catholic Church in Malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Leaders of Laity Groups in Malawi Urged to “remain staunch Catholics” Post Scheduled Elections, Even if Not Re-Elected

May 11, 2024

Those with leadership roles in various groups of the Catholic Laity in Malawi have been called upon to continue practising their Catholic faith with zeal after the scheduled election of leaders, even and especially when they are not re-elected.

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Catholic Youths in Malawi Urged to Prioritize Jesus in Life Discernment, Cautioned against Slavery to “worldly things”

Apr 27, 2024

Catholic youths in Malawi have been called upon to prioritize Jesus Christ and to respond to His call to a lifelong service of the Gospel message. 

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka with Pastoral Coordinators in malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

“Evangelization ought to be a top priority”: Bishop in Malawi Urges Priests to Prioritize Catechesis to Administration

Apr 20, 2024

The Chairman of the Pastoral Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is urging the members of the Clergy to focus more on catechesis to ensure the faithful understand the Catholic faith rather than focusing on “administrative issues.”

Over 4,000 Households Selected in Malawi Catholic Bishops’ Hunger Crisis Project

Mar 2, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are targeting about 4500 households affected by hunger in their newly launched Cash Transfer Project as part of the response to the hunger crisis in the Southern African nation.

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

Priestly Formation among Deliberations in Ongoing Plenary of Malawi’s Catholic Bishops

Jan 31, 2024

Catholic Bishops taking part in the Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are to reflect on the initial formation of the Clergy in the Southern African nation. 

Fr. Ephraim Peter Madeya, the National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Malawi. Credit: ECM

Bishops in Malawi Confirm Appointment of National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies

Jan 17, 2024

Bishops in Malawi have confirmed the appointment of Fr. Ephraim Peter Madeya as the National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) by the pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

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

Catholic Bishops’ Key Lessons on Emergency Response from Previous Disasters in Malawi

Jan 13, 2024

Cyclones and other previous disasters in Malawi have left Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation with four key lessons in handling emergency response: timeliness, community empowerment, and focus on both material and psychological support to victims.

The National Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), Mrs. Chimwemwe Sakunda receives the award from Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the President of Malawi NGO Regulatory Authority (NGORA). Credit: State house Malawi.

“This award means a lot to us”: Caritas Malawi official on Recent National Recognition

Jan 10, 2024

The recognition of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM), previously called Caritas Malawi, as the top organization in emergency response management in the Southern African nation is significant, an official of the entity has said.

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

“Blessings for same sex unions of any kind are not permitted in Malawi”: Catholic Bishops

Dec 19, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18 under the title, Fiducia Supplicans.

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Catholic Bishops in Malawi Laud Government for Efforts in Fighting HIV/AIDS

Dec 1, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have lauded the government of the Southern African nation for implementing policies they say have gone a long way in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.

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

“Unacceptable!”: Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Malawi Faults Refugee Relocation

Oct 8, 2023

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the “government's treatment” of refugees in the Southern African nation, and decried the “appalling” conditions at Dzaleka Refugee Camp, where they are being forced to relocate.

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Malawi Facing “a looming hunger situation”: Catholic Bishops’ Commission

Oct 4, 2023

The people of God in Malawi are reportedly staring at starvation amid signs of rising food prices and scarcity of grain in the Southern African nation. 

Sr. Teresa Mulenga with some community members displaying locally made soap. Credit: Sr. Teresa Mulenga

How Catholic Bishops' Commission in Malawi is “combatting” Challenge of Human Trafficking

Sep 24, 2023

Human trafficking is one of the challenges that the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) is helping address in a three-year initiative that started in July 2022. 

Sr. Teresa Mulenga conducting a workshop at Chaminade Marianist Secondary School on Thursday, September 7. Credit: Sr. Mulenga.

How Archdiocese in Malawi is Propagating Catholic Bishops’ Child Safeguarding Policy

Sep 16, 2023

The Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi has taken deliberate initiatives to implement the Child and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy, which members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) adopted in 2021.

A protester carrying a placard during the July 13 peaceful demonstration. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

“We are not ready”: Religious Leaders in Malawi Demonstrate against Same-Sex Marriages

Jul 14, 2023

Religious leaders in Malawi have expressed their disapproval of same-sex relationships through peaceful protests in the Southern African nation’s major cities. 


High Court in Malawi Postpones Same-Sex Unions Ruling after Christian Leaders’ Outcry

May 25, 2023

The High Court in Blantyre, Malawi, has postponed the hearing meant to interpret Section 153 (c) of the Penal Code of the Southern African nation, which criminalizes consensual same-sex relations between two consenting adults to June 5 and June 6 from May 23. 

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Don’t Legalize Same-sex Unions: Malawi’s Christian Leaders to Judges ahead of Ruling

May 22, 2023

Church leaders in Malawi are calling on the country’s High Court in Blantyre to rule against same-sex unions.

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Malawi’s Catholic Bishops to Engage Pope Francis amid Country’s Cyclone Devastation

Mar 28, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are making their periodic visit to the Holy See, during which they are to pray at the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul, and have an audience with Pope Francis on the status of the people of God in the Southeastern African nation and “their ecclesial mission”.

Some patients receiving treatment for Cholera in Malawi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Appeal for Collaboration “to contain cholera epidemic”

Jan 15, 2023

Religious leaders in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi are appealing to the government, donor agencies, and people of goodwill to support the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) in controlling the spread of cholera and contain the epidemic.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) pose with President Lazarus Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Malawi Worried about Economic Hardship, Urge State to Fulfill Election Promises

Oct 12, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have expressed concern over the worsening food security crisis in the country and called on the country’s ruling Tonse Alliance to act fast to tame the hunger in line with their election promises.