Catholic Church in Zimbabwe

Late Bishop Angelo Floro Martinez. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Bishop in Zimbabwe Eulogized as Herald of “spiritual, social, economic growth”

Mar 16, 2023

The late Bishop Angelo Floro Martinez who died at the age of 83 on March 14 in Gweru city, Central Zimbabwe, has been eulogized as a herald of people’s growth and progress “in the once most rural Diocese” of Gokwe.

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Credit: ZEC

Register, Exercise “duty as responsible citizens”: Zimbabwe’s Catholic Bishops’ Commission

Mar 14, 2023

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ), an entity of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC), is calling on citizens of the Southern African nation to register as voters to be able to exercise their “duty as responsible citizens” in this year’s general election.

“Counter-evangelical”: Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe on Conflicts in Church Groups

Mar 7, 2023

Conflicts and divisions among members of Church Associations counter the gains of evangelization and Gospel witnessing, a Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo Archdiocese has said, and termed interpersonal fights “counter-evangelical”.

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Don’t Apply “this ultimate punishment”: Bishops’ Entity on Death Penalty in Zimbabwe

Mar 3, 2023

Members of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) are calling for the abolishment of death penalty in the Southern African nation. 

Sr. Anuarite Manyahi (Left) and Fr. Limukani Ndlovu (back row in black jacket) pose for a picture with participants at the Family and Marriage workshop in Bulawayo. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Zimbabwe Reaches Out to Families with Counseling Services

Feb 26, 2023

Coordinators of the Catholic Family and Marriage Commission of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) have trained counselors to help address challenges in families.

“A sacred moment of synodality”: Catholic Bishops on 2023 Elections in Zimbabwe

Feb 23, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have, in their 2023 Lenten Pastoral letter, invited the people of God in the Southern African nation to discernment about the direction the country has to take ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place in July this year. 

Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Zimbabwe Christian Leaders Lament “surge in systematic political violence, repression”

Jan 28, 2023

A surge in what is described as “systematic political violence, repression” and “arbitrary arrests” are among concerns that Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are raising. 

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

Dec 30, 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.

Logo Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ). Credit: CCJPZ

Human Rights Fostering “a collective responsibility”: Catholic Bishops’ Entity in Zimbabwe

Dec 18, 2022

Members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) have said it is everyone’s responsibility to foster and safeguard human rights.

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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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”.