Catholic Church in Zambia

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.

The IMF logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington. Credit: Courtesy Photo

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”.

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese. Credit: ZCCB

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Advocates for Realization of “integral human development”

Oct 14, 2022

The Bishop of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese has emphasized the need for the implementation of programs that contribute to the realization of “integral human development” in his Episcopal See.

Logo Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG). Credit: CCMG

Competence, Integrity among Criteria Zambia Churches Want for New Electoral Commissioners

Oct 13, 2022

Church leaders in Zambia under the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have called on the government of the Southern African nation to include “competence and integrity” among the criteria for identifying candidates to take the helm of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).

Archbishop Alick Banda of Zambia's Lusaka Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Clergy in Zambian Archdiocese Dissociate from Defamatory Article about Catholic Archbishop

Sep 28, 2022

Members of the Clergy ministering in Zambia’s Lusaka Archdiocese have distanced themselves from a social media publication claiming that the Local Ordinary of the Zambian Metropolitan See, Archbishop Alick Banda, has become “a spokesperson for an opposition political party”.

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Ensure Accountability, Transparency for IMF Loan: Zambia’s Faith, Civil Leaders to State

Sep 17, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia are calling on the government of the Southern African nation to enhance transparency and accountability when putting to use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. 

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Laud Government’s “interventions” Toward Sustainability of Debt

Sep 12, 2022

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the Southern African nation’s “interventions” toward sustainability of national debt.

A Salesian secondary school in Zambia built more classrooms to meet the growing demand for education. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Literacy Day, Salesians Highlight Programs for Vulnerable Youth in Zambia

Sep 9, 2022

On the occasion of the International Literacy Day marked September 8, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their education programs seeking to empower vulnerable youth in Zambia.