Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

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. 

Protesters at a Profamily event in Kenya.  Credit: Courtesy Photo

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.

At Requiem Mass, Late Archbishop in Malawi Eulogized as Leader Who “stood up for justice”

Jun 22, 2022

At his Requiem Mass, the late Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie who died on Saturday, June 18 at the age of 84 has been remembered as a leader who “stood up for justice”, always siding with the poor and marginalized.

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

Catholic Bishops in Malawi Seeking Financial Support for Formation of Major Seminarians

Jun 2, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are reaching out to the faithful and well-wishers in the Southern African nation to “generously” support the formation of Diocesan Major Seminarians.

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

Malawi’s Catholic Bishops Decry Rampant Corruption, Urge Judiciary to “act with integrity”

Mar 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have decried rampant corruption in the Southern African nation and called on the judiciary to find a practical justice system that will serve all Malawians. 

An elderly woman in front of her destroyed house in TA Mlumbe Zomba. Credit: CADECOM

Situation in Parts of Malawi “really dire” Following Tropical Storm Ana: Church Official

Feb 5, 2022

The people of God in Malawi’s Southern and Central regions are living in distress at the camps where they are seeking refuge following Tropical Storm Ana, the National Coordinator of the development arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has said. 

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Catholic Journalists Have Big Role to Play in Evangelization: Malawian Catholic Priest

Dec 11, 2021

Journalists in the Catholic Church have a great responsibility of evangelizing the people by spreading messages that adhere to truth and other values of the Church, a Catholic Priest in Malawi has said.

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The Eight Issues of Concern for Bishops in Malawi Who Want “a new era”

May 25, 2020

Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation of Malawi have, in a collective message, outlined eight issues they describe as “current concerns and challenges that need urgent attention.”

Lazarus Chakwera (centre) and Saulos Chilima (right) to face incumbent President Peter Mutharika (left) in fresh elections within 151 days.

Court in Malawi Cancels Presidential Election, Orders New Vote within 5 Months

Feb 4, 2020

A few days after the Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation of Malawi appealed for “peace and order” ahead of the long-awaited judicial ruling, the constitutional court of the country has annulled the last May 21 Presidential election that saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected with a narrow margin, the judge citing widespread irregularities.