Catholic Church in Malawi

Victims of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi. Credit: Sant'Egidio  Community

“The situation is bad”: AMECEA Leadership Appeals for Malawi Cyclone Survivors

Mar 21, 2023

The Bishop at the helm of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has described the situation of those who have survived the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi as “bad”.

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“In solidarity”: Catholic Bishop in Zambia Appeals for Malawi’s Cyclone Freddy Victims

Mar 18, 2023

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia is appealing for donations among the people of God in his Episcopal See in view of reaching out to those affected by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi where at least 300 people have lost their lives. 

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren/CNA

“I pray for deceased, injured, displaced”: Pope Francis amid Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

Mar 16, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Malawi following the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least “400 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in Africa”, according to Reuters.

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Shun “individual agendas” in Care for Sick: Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission in Malawi

Feb 10, 2023

Coordinators of the Catholic Health Commission (CHC) in Malawi have told the people of God in the country to shelf their personal agendas while attending to the sick.

Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone and President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

President of Malawi Lauds Catholic Church’s “enormous socioeconomic impact”

Feb 5, 2023

The President of Malawi has lauded “the enormous socioeconomic impact” of the initiatives that the Catholic Church has undertaken in the Southeastern African nation.

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

Government of Malawi “has clearly lost direction”: Bishops’ Justice, Peace Commission

Dec 22, 2022

The government of Malawi is losing direction in managing the affairs of the country, Coordinators of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Southern African nation have said, and warn that the country “is quickly turning into a failed state”.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have raised questions concerning the strange way in which the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director, Martha Chizuma was arrested, detained, and set free without being charged. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops Question “peculiar” Arrest, Release of Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Director

Dec 16, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have raised questions concerning the strange way in which the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director was arrested, detained, and set free without being charged. 

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Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Malawi Decries Renewed Violence against Albinos, Elderly

Dec 10, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the renewed violence against people living with albinism and elderly persons in the Southern African nation.

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Provide Holistic Education, Orienting Learners “to be human”: Malawian Catholic Bishop

Nov 19, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Dedza Diocese in Malawi is calling on all institutions of learning to provide holistic education, the kind that orients learners in human and Christian formation, fostering the spirit of responsibility. 

Bishop Montfort Stima of Malawi's Catholic Diocese of Mangochi. Credit: ECM

“Rich overnight”, Bishop in Malawi Decries Wide Gap between Country’s Poor and Wealthy

Oct 29, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mangochi in Malawi has found it baffling that a few individuals in the country are getting richer and richer while a majority of the population continue to wallow in deep poverty.

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Director of PMS in Slovakia “satisfied” with Church Initiatives in Malawi, Recognizes Gaps

Sep 23, 2022

The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Slovakia has expressed satisfaction with the initiatives of the Catholic Church in Malawi. 

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala installs Fr. Regis Kamela of the Archdiocese of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe as the first parish Priest of St. Anthony of Padua Area 25. Credit: ECM

Defend Faith, Correct Misconceptions “using teachings of the Church”: Archbishop in Malawi

Sep 19, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi has urged Catholics to defend their Christian faith and correct misconceptions about truths of faith by applying Church teachings. 

Bishop Montfort Stima of Malawi's Mangochi Diocese. Credit: ECM

Laws Legalizing Abortion, Same Sex Tantamount to “legitimizing sins”: Bishop in Malawi

Sep 9, 2022

Having in place laws that make abortion, same sex marriages, and polygamy legal is tantamount to “legitimizing sins”, the Catholic Bishop of Mangochi Diocese in Malawi has said.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala installs the new Parish Priest of St. Francis de Sales-Manyani Parish of Lilongwe Archdiocese. Credit: ECM

Definition of Parish Goes Beyond Church Structures, Possessions: Archbishop in Malawi

Aug 29, 2022

The reality of a Catholic Parish goes beyond the various structures and institutions to include the communion of the people of God and their relationship with the person of Jesus Christ, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi has said.

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of the Diocese of Karonga in Malawi. Credit: ACN

How Catholic Diocese in Malawi is Navigating Rough Terrain, Handling Shortage of Priests

Aug 25, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Karonga in Malawi has been forced to be creative in order to reach as many Christians as possible despite the Diocese’s vastly rough terrain and an acute shortage of Priests.

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Fr. Henry Chinkanda. Credit: ECM

Catholic Lawmakers in Malawi Urged to Help Realize “good legal framework” for Environment

Aug 6, 2022

Catholic lawmakers in Malawi have been urged to facilitate the realization of an appropriate legal framework for the conservation of the environment in the Southern African nation. 

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala presiding over the launching of the Archdiocesan Day of the Laity and the 2022-2023 Archdiocesan Mini Synod in Lilongwe Archdiocese. Credit: ECM

Archbishop in Malawi Cautions against “Catholic” Social Media Engaging in Malpractice

Aug 3, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi has cautioned against “mushrooming” social media platforms that bear the name “Catholic” and are used for malpractices, including defamatory posts and unorthodox soliciting of funds.

Late Fr. Thomas Muhosha. Credit: Nyasa Times

Sentenced Catholic Priest for Murder of Malawian Man Living with Albinism Has Died

Jul 20, 2022

The Malawian Catholic Priest who was serving his 30-year prison sentence for the murder of a 22-year-old man living with albinism is dead. 

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Catholic Radio in Malawi Receives Boost to Reach Out to “faithful from more remote areas”

Jul 11, 2022

Staff at Tuntufye FM, a Catholic radio station of the Malawi’s Diocese of Karonga have received transport means to facilitate their access to remote Parishes of the Catholic Diocese in their sourcing of information from the people of God.