Catholic Church in Zambia

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Synod on Synodality: Zambian Catholic Bishop Urges Prayer, “invocation of the Holy Spirit”

Sep 22, 2023

Bishop Edwin Mwansa Mulandu of Mpika Diocese in Zambia has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to pray for the success of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops set to begin on October 4 in Rome.

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At Death Anniversary, Zambian Catholic Bishop Remembered as “one who lived selflessly”

Sep 22, 2023

The late Bishop Dennis Harold De Jong of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has been remembered as a selfless servant, who paid keen attention to the plight of the poor and needy members of society. 

World Youth Day 2023: Delegates with the Zambian flag. Credit: Vatican Media

Church in Zambia Seeking to “harness” WYD Experiences for Youth “pastoral model”

Aug 29, 2023

Plans are underway for the Catholic Church in Zambia to “harness” experiences during the August 1-6 World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, for a “pastoral model” that can benefit the youth, including those who did participate in the global event.

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Zambian Faith, Civil Societies Urge Government to Provide Clarity on Electoral Reforms

Jul 28, 2023

Church leaders under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) in Zambia are among Faith-Based (FBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)  calling on the government to provide clarity on constitutional and electoral law reforms. 

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Zambia’s Debt Relief Deal “opportunity to reduce cost of living": Jesuit Scholars

Jul 19, 2023

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said that the debt relief deal that Zambia has reportedly reached with her creditors provides an opportunity for the government of the Southern African nation to reduce the country’s cost of living.

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Police Arrest of Minor “unwarranted, serious breach of rights”: Caritas Zambia

Jul 18, 2023

Caritas Zambia has decried the arrest of an eight-year-old boy, allegedly apprehended for fighting with a 12-year-old girl, describing the police action as “unwarranted” and in “serious breach” of the boy’s rights.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola Diocese in Zambia. Credit: Ndola Diocese

World Day for Grandparents, Elderly: Bishop in Zambia Lauds “wisdom of the elderly”

Jul 17, 2023

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola Diocese in Zambia has cautioned against the tendency to despise and neglect the elderly in society, and lauded them for their wisdom. 

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Charity Foundation Responds to Threat from Sects Luring Catholics from Zambian Church

Jul 2, 2023

Growth of the Catholic Church in Zambia is thwarted by the constant move by sects to lure Catholics from the Church, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has said.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Decry Disparities in Education Sector, Urge Government to Act

Jun 18, 2023

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have decried the disparities in the education sector across the Southern African nation, with urban areas being more advantaged than the rural.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Ndola. Credit: Ndola Diocese/Facebook

Church-State Controversy in Zambia: Catholic Bishops Assume Responsibility

Jun 14, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have taken upon themselves the responsibility to handle the controversy that has emerged between the Church and the political leadership of the Southern African nation. 

=Mons. Gian Luca Perici (right), appointed Apostolic Nuncio for the Southern African countries of Zambia and Malawi and Mons. Alfred Chaima (left), appointed as Local Ordinary of Zomba Diocese in Malawi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints New Apostolic Nuncio for Zambia/Malawi, Bishop for Malawian Diocese

Jun 5, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Gian Luca Perici as the Apostolic Nuncio for the Southern African countries of Zambia and Malawi.

Sir Gibson Mwila, JCTR Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and Child-Safeguarding Focal Person. Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Entity in Zambia Warns of “increasing political interference” in Constituency Fund

Jun 3, 2023

Officials of the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Zambia are warning of a “seemingly increasing political interference” in the handling of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the Southern African nation.

Catholic Youth on Annual Pilgrimage in Zambian Archdiocese Urged to Embrace Truth, Christ

May 29, 2023

Catholic youth taking part in the Annual Youth Pilgrimage in Zambia’s Lusaka Archdiocese have been challenged to “let the truth of Christ” guide their lives.

JCTR members at a press conference on 11 May 2023 in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars Call for Inclusion of Marginalized in Zambia’s Budget Planning

May 12, 2023

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) is calling on Zambia’s government to promote fairness during the budget preparation process by welcoming ideas from the marginalized and vulnerable.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Want Debt Restructuring Delays Addressed to Lower Cost of Living

May 2, 2023

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on Zambia’s government to “address any impediments” in the country’s debt restructuring process.

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Caritas Zambia Highlights “priorities” to Address, Prevent Recurrence of Maize Shortage

Apr 21, 2023

Officials of Caritas Zambia have highlighted “short-term, medium-term and long-term priorities” to not only address but also prevent the recurrence of maize shortage, and ensure “sustained food and nutrition security” in the Southern African nation. 

Africa’s Debt Crisis “a ticking time bomb”, Jesuit Entity Warns, Urges “bold action”

Apr 15, 2023

The debt crisis that a number of African countries are facing is “a ticking time bomb”, officials the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA), a coalition of Jesuit NGOs working for justice and ecology in Africa, have warned. 

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Zambia’s Church Leaders “strongly” Condemn Electoral Violence, Advocate for Order

Apr 15, 2023

Church leaders in Zambia under the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have decried violence in the ongoing campaigns for the April 20 by-elections in some districts in the Southern African country.

Representatives of Church leaders in Zambia under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG). Credit: CCMG

“It’s disheartening”: Zambia’s Church Leaders on 2019 Boundary Delimitation Report Secrecy

Mar 30, 2023

Representatives of Church leaders in Zambia under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have decried the government’s failure to make public the 2019 Boundary Delimitation Report.  

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.