Catholic Church in Zambia

Before the clean water project in Namibia, people in the Ruurumwe village survived on unsafe water from holes and small wells. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Water Day, Salesian Entity Reviews It’s “Clean Water Initiative” in Africa

Mar 27, 2023

On the occasion of World Water Day marked March 22, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have reviewed the entity’s global project dubbed “Clean Water Initiative”, including initiatives undertaken in Africa. 

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Catholic Charity Foundation Boosts Catechists’ Pastoral Work in Zambian Diocese

Mar 22, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Mpika in Zambia, with the support of the Pontifical and Charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has purchased bicycles and motorcycles to support Catechists in their pastoral duties. 

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Women, Girls in Zambia “continue to bear the brunt”: Jesuit Scholars on Rising Living Cost

Mar 8, 2023

Women and girls in the Southern African nation of Zambia suffer the most from the rising cost of living in the country, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.  

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Delay in Debt Restructuring “likely” to Increase Zambia’s Cost of Living: Jesuit Scholar

Feb 23, 2023

The slow debt restructuring process in Zambia could result in an increase in the cost of living for the people of God in the Southern African nation, an official of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

Catholic Bishops in Zambia with President Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Hakainde Hichilema/Facebook

Jesuit Scholars “concerned about” High Maize Flour Prices in Zambia, Urge State to Act

Feb 12, 2023

Officials of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre For Theological Reflection (JCTR) have expressed their concerns about the high cost of maize flour, mealie meal, which is used to make the Southern African nation’s staple food.

ZCCB National Education Secretary, Fr. Leonard Namuvumba. Credit: ZCCB

Zambia’s Bishops Condemn Inclusion of “families of same-sex marriage” in School Curriculum

Feb 11, 2023

Members of the Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCCB) are pushing the government to revise the school curriculum that seeks to introduce same-sex relationships to school-going children in the Southern African country.

Bishop Raphael Mweempwa and Daughters of St. Paul who participated in the inauguration of their new residence and Catholic Bookshop in Lusaka Zambia on 25 January 2023. Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

Pauline Sisters Lauded as Source of Inspiration, for “expanding” Apostolate in Zambia

Jan 29, 2023

Members of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) have been lauded for “expanding” their apostolate of evangelization with the means of communication in the Southern African country of Zambia.

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Zambia’s Civil Societies Want IMF to Provide “detailed information” on Debt Restructuring

Jan 22, 2023

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance are hoping that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will use the visit of its Managing Director to Zambia “to provide some detailed information” about the country’s debt restructuring process.

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Load Shedding to “have negative impact on most vulnerable”: Jesuit Scholars in Zambia

Jan 21, 2023

The shutdown of electric power for hours in Zambia will have a negative effect on vulnerable Zambians and small business enterprises in the Southern African nation, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.

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Grow Private Sector to Address Unemployment in Zambia: Jesuit Scholars to Government

Jan 14, 2023

Zambia’s government ought to grow the private sector to curb the high levels of unemployment in the Southern African nation, an official of an institution of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in the country has said.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Legal, Economic Reforms, “concrete roadmap” in New Year

Jan 4, 2023

Members of the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling for economic, agricultural, and legal reforms in Zambia in 2023. 

JCTR programs Manager, Muchimba Siamachoka at the October 6 Press Conference. Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge “a timely” Budgetary Material Publication after New Ranking

Dec 30, 2022

Following Zambia’s drop in the global ranking on budget accountability, Jesuit scholars in the Southern African nation are calling on the government to provide “a timely” online publication of budgetary materials.

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Stop Public Revenue Leaks to Address Cost of Living: Jesuit Scholars Tell Zambia

Dec 23, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on the Zambian government to address the challenge of public revenue leaks in the Southern African nation to bring down the cost of living.

Mons. Gabriel Msipu Phiri, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Zambia's Chipata Diocese on 10 December 2022. Credit: ZCCB

Manager of Income Generating Initiatives in Zambian Diocese Appointed Auxiliary Bishop

Dec 11, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Manager of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) in Zambia’s Chipata Diocese as Auxiliary Bishop of the same Episcopal See.

Christ the King Cathedral of Ndola Diocese. Credit: Ndola Diocese

Catholic Diocese in Zambia Declares Unity Theme for 2023 Pastoral Year

Dec 9, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has declared “Unity” as the theme of the 2023 pastoral year in his Episcopal See. 

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Salesians’ Clean Water Initiative Benefiting Hundreds in Zambian, Namibian Villages

Dec 1, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated the access to clean water to hundreds of residents of a Catholic Parishes in Zambia and in Namibia.

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Planned Ecclesiastical Year in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese to Focus on “Care of Mother Earth”

Nov 28, 2022

The leadership of Mansa Diocese in Zambia has settled on “Care and Protection of Mother Earth” as the theme for the new “ecclesiastical year” set to be launched at the start of the second part of Advent 2022.

Members of the Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

Moral Decay, Poverty, Unemployment among Concerns Zambia’s Catholic Bishops Want Addressed

Nov 20, 2022

Moral decay, high poverty levels, and unemployment in Zambia are among issues of national concern that the Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nation want addressed.

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Catholic Missionary Priest in Zambia Posthumously Honored for Works in Art, Education

Oct 26, 2022

The late Fr. Miha Michael Drevensek, a member of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, (OFM Conv.), is among the three recipients of the President's Insignia of Honor, which the President of Zambia awarded during the country’s 58th Independence celebration Monday, October 24.

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Jesuit Scholars Call for Inclusive Constitutional Reform Process in Zambia

Oct 24, 2022

Jesuit scholars in Zambia are calling on the administration of the Southern African nation to ensure the constitutional reform process is inclusive, taking into account “input of different interest groups”.