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Catholic Church in Zimbabwe

The youth leadership during their annual general meeting in Bulawayo. Here they are seen posing for a picture with Archbishop Alex Thomas after mass at St. Mary’s Basilica. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Youth in Zimbabwe Urged to “make good options” for the Good of the Church

Nov 17, 2022

An Archbishop in Zimbabwe has called on Catholic youth in the Southern African country to make good life choices “for the betterment of the whole Church”.

Fr. Limukani Ndlovu of Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe Concerned about “dog-eat-dog politics”, Urges Citizen Welfare

Oct 23, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo Archdiocese has expressed concern about the “dog-eat-dog” politics in the country saying it is the primary cause of suffering and hatred in the Southern African nation.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support of Priest’s Mission in Zimbabwe’s Isolated Villages

Oct 18, 2022

Chitsungo Mission of the Catholic Diocese of Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe is the poorest in the Diocese, the Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said, adding that Priests are finding it difficult to provide pastoral care to needy populations in far-flung villages served by the Catholic mission.

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Validity Extension of Zimbabwe Exemption Permits “far from a resolution”: Catholic Priest

Sep 20, 2022

The decision by the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to extend the validity of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs) from 31 December 2022 to 30 June 2023 is not a solution to challenges that Zimbabweans that have been in living in South Africa legally are facing, a Catholic Priest in South Africa has said. 

Hleziphi Nkomo (43) a farmer in Bidi, Zimbabwe is part of the ‘Mopane Worm’ initiative. The worms are seen as a delicacy and fetch good money in the capital Harare. Photo: Barnaby Jaco Skinner.

Catholic Entity “on the ground in Zimbabwe” to Address “looming crisis” of Food Shortage

Aug 24, 2022

Personnel of the overseas development agency of Ireland, Trόcaire, are in Zimbabwe to help address the “looming crisis” of food shortage in the country’s Bidi village in the region of Bulawayo, the leadership of the Catholic entity has reported.

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Catholic Peace Entity Bemoans “harsh treatment” of Mozambicans, Others in South Africa

Jul 25, 2022

The leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has lamented the “harsh treatment” of Mozambican and “other foreign nationals” in South Africa.

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Synodal Path “only way" to Address “common global challenges”: Bishops in Zimbabwe

Jul 23, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, described the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as the “only way” the people of God have to resolve the crises they face in life, including “common global challenges”.

Bishop-emeritus Michael Dixon Bhasera (right) and Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndhlovu (left), the Apostolic Administrator of the Zimbabwean Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of 72-year-old Zimbabwean Bishop, Appoints Caretaker

Jul 19, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera of the Catholic Diocese of Masvingo in Zimbabwe, the 72-year-old Catholic Church leader who started his Episcopal Ministry in the Zimbabwean Diocese of Gokwe in October 1991.    

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in Zimbabwe Calls for Prayers for Vocations amid “a decline” in Seminary Enrolment

Jul 12, 2022

A Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe has called upon the people of God under his pastoral care to pray for vocations in the Southern African nation that he says is “experiencing a decline” in those enrolling in houses of formation to become Priests. 

River bank erosion at Chitsungo Mission Hospital, Zimbabwe. Credit: Chinhoyi Diocese/Facebook

Catholic-run Hospital in Zimbabwe Facing "serious threat" From River Bank Erosion

May 19, 2022

St. Raphael Chitsungo Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese is under threat due to the erosion of the banks of Hunyani River. 

Front page of the book titled “The Long-Awaited Dawn from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe” by Albert Hororo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Revised Book in Zimbabwe Highlights Catholic Church Response to Country’s Injustices

May 10, 2022

A revised book on Zimbabwe’s political history seeks to use the social teaching of the Catholic Church to educate the people of God in the country on the Church’s response to injustices after the reign of President Robert Mugabe, the author of the book has said.

Fr. Limukani Ndlovu of Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Politicians Should Emulate Jesus in Leadership Regardless of Background: Zimbabwean Priest

Apr 29, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has urged politicians to emulate Christ’s leadership by being faithful to the laws of their countries irrespective of “their Christian religious background”.

Fr. Phillip Kembo, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: IMBISA

Catholic Priest Concerned About “undocumented, unaccompanied children” entering S. Africa

Apr 24, 2022

A Catholic Priest ministering in Zimbabwe’s Mutare Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, expressed concern about the increasing number of “undocumented and unaccompanied children” entering South Africa.

Theresa Patience Sanyatwe,  Child Safeguarding Officer at the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: IMBISA

Many Catholics Lack Sufficient Knowledge to Safeguard Minors: Baseline Report in Zimbabwe

Apr 23, 2022

The report of a baseline pilot study in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Archdiocese of Harare indicates that many people in the Metropolitan See do not have enough knowledge to protect minors and other vulnerable people from abuses.

Sustainability of the project lies in the hands of the community. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Caritas Zimbabwe Advocates for “proper capacity building” to Aid Project implementation

Apr 17, 2022

Officials of Caritas Zimbabwe’s Catholic Dioceses are advocating for “proper capacity building” of those involved in implementing projects in the Southern African nation amid “general donor-fatigue amongst our donors”. 

Sr. Esnath Gondo reaches out to young girls with sanitation items in Beitbridge, a town in Matabeleland South Province that forms the political border between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Credit: Sr. Esnath Gondo

Catholic Nun in Zimbabwe Laments Lack of Sanitation Facilities at Border Town

Apr 5, 2022

A Catholic Nun ministering in Zimbabwe has lamented the lack of sanitation facilities for migrants and informal traders living in Beitbridge, a town in Matabeleland South Province that forms the political border between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Lawmakers in Zimbabwe. Credit: JCAM

Jesuits in Africa Urge Zimbabweans to Track Government’s Commitment to Post-COVID Recovery

Apr 2, 2022

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa are calling on citizens of Zimbabwe to keep an eye on their government to ensure it fulfills its commitment toward post COVID-19 recovery. 

A hand tractor used for ploughing at St. Albert’s farm Zimbabwe. Credit: Catholic Churchnews Zimbabwe

Church Farms in Zimbabwe to Be More Viable after Bishops Sign Deal with Canned Food Entity

Mar 18, 2022

Catholic Church farms in Zimbabwe are expected to become more viable by growing crops that will later be canned or crushed to produce jam after members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) signed a contract with Cashel Valley, a Zimbabwean food company.