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Catholic Church in Malawi

A poster announcing the National Youth Conference in Malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Planned National Youth Conference in Malawi to Help Young People Grow into “responsible leaders”

Jun 21, 2024

The leadership of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has announced a national youth conference aimed at preparing youths in the Southeast African nation into “responsible leaders”.

Late Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima. Credit:  Paulines Publications Africa (PPA)

Tributes from the Catholic Church Pour in for Malawi’s Vice President Who Died in Plane Crash

Jun 12, 2024

The Catholic Church in Malawi is mourning the passing of the country’s Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima who died in a plane crash alongside nine others on June 10, with many eulogizing the late leader as “generous and a great man who gave hope to many.”

Late Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and Madam Patricia Dzimbiri

“Our hearts are torn, the nation mourns”: Malawi's Bishops after Death of Vice President and Nine Others Confirmed

Jun 11, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have joined the entire people of God in the East African nation in mourning the Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and nine others who perished in a plane crash on Monday, June 10.

Malawi's Vice President, a "devout Catholic", among 10 Confirmed Dead in Plane Crash

Jun 11, 2024

The Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, and nine others have been confirmed dead in a plane crash.

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.

“Very distasteful, divisive”: Malawi’s Catholic Bishops Decry Utterances Fomenting Religious Intolerance

May 8, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are decrying utterances spread through social media posts that they say are likely to undermine efforts towards interreligious dialogue in the Southern African nation and endanger the existent unity in the religious diversity of Malawians. 

Members of the catholic Men Association in Malawi's Catholic Archdiocese of  Blantyre. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi

“Be good husbands”: Archbishop in Malawi Urges Catholic Men to Model Their Lives after St. Joseph the Worker

May 3, 2024

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Malawi’s Catholic Archdiocese of  Blantyre has called upon members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in his Metropolitan See to seek inspiration from St. Joseph, the Worker, and be “good husbands”.

Credit: ECM

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.”

Violet-Makaika,-Ellen-Carlos,-Idah-Isaac-and-Wines-Sopo-watering-the-recently-planted-trees-as-part-of-Trócaire's-reforestation-support. Credit: Trócaire

Homes Destroyed by Malawi’s Cyclone Freddy Still in Ruins: Catholic Charity

Mar 21, 2024

It has been a year since Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit southern Malawi causing a massive destruction of homes, and yet most of those homes have not been repaired, an official of  Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, has said.

Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Bishops in Malawi Launch Vocations Sunday with Call to Conversion, “new evangelization”

Mar 12, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched Vocations Sunday in anticipation of this year’s Sunday, April 21 event, with a call to conversion and the fostering of “new evangelization”.

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) pose with President Lazarus Chakwera. Credit: ECM

Malawi Government Acknowledges Receipt of Catholic Bishops’ Criticism “with appreciation”

Feb 27, 2024

The Government of Malawi has acknowledged receipt of the pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops in the country faulting it for failing Malawians in a spirit of thankfulness and understanding.

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

Government Has Led Malawians to “Bagamayo”, Not the “promised land”: Catholic Bishops

Feb 26, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have faulted the President Lazarus Chakwera-led Tonse Government for letting down citizens of the Southern African nation, getting them to a situation of misery and desperation, without any hope of decent living instead of the “promised land” promised during the political campaigns ahead of the 2020 general elections.

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Catholic Bishops Urge Malawians to Participate in 2025 Polls “actively and wisely”

Feb 26, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are calling upon the electorate in the Southern African nation to play an active role in the country’s general elections scheduled for next year. 

Credit: Muiru Mbuthia/Trócaire

Catholic Entity’s Annual Lenten Appeal to Benefit Malawi’s Climate Change Victims

Feb 15, 2024

The annual Lenten Appeal of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, aims to benefit Malawi’s climate change victims. 

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. 

Bishop Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa, Auxiliary Bishop of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Serve, Follow “path of the Beatitudes”: Apostolic Nuncio to New Catholic Bishop in Malawi

Jan 22, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Malawi has called upon the newly Consecrated Bishop in the Southern African nation to ground his Episcopal Ministry in the Beatitudes, being close to “those who suffer” in his life of service.

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.