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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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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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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 Archdiocese in Malawi Fighting Hunger Through “improved farming” Initiative

Jan 30, 2022

Malawi’s Catholic Archdiocese of Blantyre has found an innovative way to address scarcity of farming land in the country through the “Global action to defeat hunger,” a project that targets districts of Thyolo and Mulanje, which are said to be prone to food shortage and hunger.

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Days after Religious Leaders in Malawi Call for Cabinet Reshuffle, President Takes Action

Jan 25, 2022

Days after religious leaders in Malawi called on the Head of State to appoint a new Cabinet, the President of the Southern African nation on Monday, January 24, announced the dissolution of his “entire cabinet effective immediately.”

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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).

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Give President Three Months to Reshuffle Government

Jan 19, 2022

Leaders of various religious groups in Malawi under their umbrella organization, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), have given President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera three months to reshuffle his Cabinet.

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Transition to “more sustainable agriculture, food systems”: Catholic Charity in Malawi

Dec 30, 2021

There is need for a shift from traditional methods of farming to those that are “more sustainable” to guarantee food security, Malawi-based officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said. 

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Catholic University Students in Malawi Urged to Guide Youth in Secondary Schools

Dec 19, 2021

Catholic members of Young Christian Students (YCS) in institutions of higher learning in Malawi have been urged to reach out to their counterparts in secondary schools and teach them life skills.

Priestly ordination of Deacon Thomas Msalala at St Paul's Minor Seminary in Mitundu in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe. Credit: Fr. Francis Damaseke/ECM

Stand Up for Justice for God’s People, Catholic Archbishop in Malawi Urges Priests

Dec 18, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has called upon Priests under his pastoral care to stand up and fight for justice for the people of God and also to be near to the suffering masses in the Southern African country.

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Women Can Overcome Inferiority Complex by Church Participation, Catholic Bishop in Malawi

Dec 17, 2021

Women are suffering from inferiority complex for being sidelined in Church activities, the Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has said and called for their active participation in Church.

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. 

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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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Family Movement in Malawian Catholic Diocese Urged to Embrace Financial Discipline

Dec 8, 2021

Discipline in the use of finances is one way of ensuring that the welfare of the family is safeguarded, an official at the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has told a family movement in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa.  

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.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala of Malawi's Lilongwe Archdiocese of Lilongwe, appointed Apostolic administrator of Zomba Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Archbishop of Lilongwe in Malawi Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Zomba Diocese

Nov 30, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the newly installed Archbishop of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese to temporarily take care of the country’s Zomba Diocese until a substantive Local Ordinary is appointed and takes “canonical possession of the Diocese.”

Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, the Apostolic Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi. Credit: ECM

Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi Calls for COVID-19 Vaccination as New Variant is Discovered

Nov 30, 2021

The representative of the Holy Father in Malawi has urged the people of God in the Southeastern African country to take vaccination against COVID-19 seriously following the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus.

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“I come to work with you as a servant”: New Malawian Archbishop at Installation

Nov 29, 2021

On the occasion of his installation as the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese over the weekend, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala expressed his readiness to be a servant leader.

Bishop Peter Musikuwa at the meeting that deliberated on the formation of  Ex-Seminarians Association in Malawi. Credit: ECM

Proposed Malawi’s Ex-Seminarians Association to Foster Participation in Church Initiatives

Nov 28, 2021

The Catholic Church in Malawi is contemplating the formation of the country’s National Ex-Seminarians Association to bring together former seminarians whose role in Church development has been described as key.