The logo of the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL). Credit: ZNCCL

Catholic Laity in Zambia Encouraged to Participate in Pre-election Democratic Processes

Jul 18, 2021

The Catholic Laity in Zambia under the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL) have been encouraged take part in pre-election processes ahead of the country’s general elections slated to take place next month.

Late Fr. Kennedy Seketa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Days Before Officially Assuming Office as Bishops’ Secretary General, Zambian Priest Dies

Jun 25, 2021

Days before officially assuming office of Secretary General of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Fr. Kennedy Seketa has passed on.

Late President Kenneth David Kaunda of Zambia. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Eulogize Founding President as Great Leader, Selfless Servant

Jun 21, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have eulogized the country’s first President, Kenneth David Kaunda, as a statesman who selflessly served the people of God in the Southern Africa nation. 

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Mark Day of African Child with call to Protect Minors

Jun 16, 2021

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, on the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), appealed to leaders in the Southern African nation to do “everything that is possible” to protect children from experiencing the trauma caused by humanitarian crises. 

An image showing vote casting in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Fair Media Coverage of Ongoing Political Campaigns

Jun 15, 2021

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on media players in Zambia to observe fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the August 12 general elections.

The official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Political Aspirants to Show How to Address Rising Inflation

Jun 9, 2021

Aspirants to various political positions in Zambia have been challenged to highlight ways they plan to address rising inflation in the Southern African nation if elected in the August 12 polls.

Christ the King Cathedral of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Ndola Diocese/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Prohibits Wearing of “Political Regalia” at Church Premises

Jun 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has prohibited the wearing of any political party regalia at church premises within his episcopal see.

An image showing vote casting in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Political Aspirants in Zambia Need to Address Debt Crisis in Campaigns: Jesuit Scholars

May 22, 2021

As campaigns for the August 12 general election kickoff in Zambia, political aspirants in the Southern African nation have been called upon to inform the electorate on how they will address the country’s debt crisis should they be elected.

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu(L), and the Bishop-elect of Mpika Diocese, Fr Edwin Mulandu(R)

Zambian President Congratulates Catholic Bishop-elect on Appointment, Pledges Support

Apr 29, 2021

Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has congratulated Msgr. Edwin Mulandu who was appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Mpika on April 24, promising to support him in his episcopal ministry.

The Bishop-elect of Zambia’s Diocese of Mpika, Fr. Edwin Mulandu/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Clergy in Zambia’s Mpika Diocese Share Joy, Expectations Following Appointment of Bishop

Apr 26, 2021

Members of the Clergy serving in Zambia’s Diocese of Mpika have expressed their joy at the news of the appointment of a new Bishop for the Diocese and shared their expectations of the Bishop-elect when he takes possession of the Zambian Diocese.

President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu. / Lutanda Catholic Radio Station/ Facebook

Bishops in Zambia Decline Government’s “Church Empowerment Fund”, Give Reasons

Apr 6, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have declined to take up the “Church Empowerment Fund” (CEF) introduced by the country’s leadership to cushion churches amid financial hardships following COVID-19 restrictions.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola during the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King Tuesday, March 30. / Catholic Diocese of Ndola Facebook

At Chrism Mass, Zambian Bishop Underscores Priests’ Mission to Foster Unity, Peace

Mar 30, 2021

At the celebration of the Chrism Mass in Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola, the Bishop has underscored the mission of Priests to foster unity among the people of God under their pastoral care, and to be sources of “peace and serenity.”  

Logos of the Mother Church Bodies in Zambia / Courtesy Photo

Church Leaders in Zambia Caution against Curtailing Rights, Freedoms

Mar 22, 2021

Months to the general elections in Zambia, Church leaders in the country have, in a collective statement, cautioned against curtailing rights and freedoms of citizens and groups in the Southern African nation.

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese / Courtesy Photo

Zambian Bishop Cautions against Appointing Women in Government for “fashion, escape route”

Mar 14, 2021

The Bishop of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese has urged political parties in the Southern African country to appoint women because they qualify for the positions in leadership and not for their own selfish reasons.

Rev. Dr. Kabonde Peggy Mulambya / AACC

I Was Strongly Opposed as a Woman in Church Leadership, Former Official in Zambia Recounts

Mar 14, 2021

The former Secretary General of the United Church of Zambia, a union of Churches in the Southern African nation has narrated her experience at the helm of Church leadership in the country, recalling that she always faced opposition on the basis of her gender.

A poster of the Annual Youth Day in Zambia / Edgar Chagwa Lungu/Facebook

On Zambia’s Annual Youth Day, Bishop Calls for Unity in Fight against “endemic corruption”

Mar 12, 2021

On the annual event of Zambia’s Youth Day marked Friday, March 12, a Bishop in the Southern African nation has called on young people in the country to unite in the fight against corruption that he described as “endemic.”

Nigeria Caption: Roof of the newly-constructed St. John Bosco Catholic Church, in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ondo that has been funded by Salesian Missions. / Salesian Missions

Salesian Agency Facilitates Church Construction in Nigeria, Music Production in Zambia

Feb 28, 2021

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has facilitated the construction of a church in Nigeria and the production of music in Zambia.

St. John the Evangelist Kamfinsa, Kitwe, in Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola. / Fr. Mathias Chungu, SMA

Parish Priest Confirms Theft of Tabernacle, Blessed Sacrament from Church in Zambia

Feb 25, 2021

The Parish Priest of St. John the Evangelist Kamfinsa, Kitwe of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, confirmed the theft of the tabernacle and the Blessed Sacrament at the Parish church.

Fr. Cleophas Lungu delivering a homily at Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka. / Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)/ Facebook

Cleric in Zambia Urges Standing Together, “unity of purpose” in Fight against COVID-19

Feb 20, 2021

A Cleric ministering in Zambia has, during an ecumenical prayer service against COVID-19, called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to “stand together” in the fight against the pandemic.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese during Ash Wednesday Mass on 17 February 2021 / Diocese of Ndola/Facebook Page

Parishes of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese with “high” COVID-19 Cases to Close, Bishop Directs

Feb 18, 2021

Parishes of Ndola Diocese that record “high” infections of COVID-19 among parishioners “shall close,” the Local Ordinary of the Zambian Diocese has directed.