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After Parish in Malawi Asked to Vacate “Muslim territory”, Church Leaders Urge Dialogue

Catholic Church leaders in Malawi are urging dialogue after St. Louis IX the King Mpiri Parish of Mangochi Diocese received an ultimatum to vacate what was described as “Muslim territory”, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has told ACI Africa.

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Malawian Catholic Church Leader Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination amid Low Turnout

A Malawian Catholic Church leader has sought to encourage his compatriots to receive the COVID-19 vaccine amid reported low turnout in the vaccination centers.

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Male Population in Malawi Hesitant to Know HIV Status, Adhere to Medication: Bishops

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have raised concerns over what they say is the failure of a majority of the country's male population to know their HIV status and to adhere to medication when they test positive. 

Archbishop Thomas Msusa of Malawi's Blantyre Archdiocese receiving the COVID-19 vaccine / Archdiocese of Blantyre/Facebook

Malawi’s Catholic Bishops Say COVID-19 Vaccine “an act of love of our neighbor”

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have, in a collective message, described COVID-19 vaccine as “an act of love of our neighbor”, endorsing the administration of the batch that arrived in the country March 5.

Bishops in Malawi, Zambia Concerned About COVID-19 Upsurge, Call for Vigilance

Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nations of Malawi and Zambia have, in separate statements, expressed concerns about the upsurge in the reported COVID-19 cases in their respective countries.

Late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14. /

Late Malawian Archbishop Eulogized as “humble, respectful, generous, man of prayer”

The late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye who, until his death Monday, December 14 has been the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese, is being eulogized as a humble, respectful, generous, and prayerful church leader. 

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Impunity, “public insecurity, social injustices” in Malawi Disturbing: Bishops’ Commission

Incidents of impunity, public insecurity affecting deprived members of society as well as failure to address historical injustices in Malawi are some of the matters of concern, which the leadership of one of the Commissions of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is raising.

Fr. Henry Chinkanda during Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral of the Diocese of Mzuzu Sunday, October 4 /

Cleric in Malawi Emphasizes Need “to rejuvenate culture of reading word of God”

A Priest in Malawi over the weekend expressed concern about reduced interest, on the part of a section of Catholics in the Southeastern African nation, in the “culture of reading the word of God” and called for a rejuvenation.

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Malawi’s Religious Leaders Contest Proposed Abortion Law, Threaten Unspecified Action

Religious leaders in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi are contesting attempts by the country’s legislators to amend the law and legalize abortion, which they say is “genocide of unborn babies in Malawi.”

Following Desecration of Convent Chapel in Malawi, Bishop Announces Novena Prayer

Following the desecration of chapel at the convent of Poverelle Sisters (PS) in Malawi’s Mangochi Diocese just over a week ago, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has announced a novena to “pray for those involved to be found and for justice to flow like a river.”

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Malawian Government Promises to Consult Religious Leaders on COVID-19 Measures

The Government of Malawi has responded to the concerns raised by the Catholic Bishops in the country that they had been excluded in the process of formulating and announcing new COVID-19 guidelines.

Our Lady of Wisdom Cathedral in Blantyre, Malawi. /

“We were neither informed nor consulted,” Bishops in Malawi Over New COVID-19 Guidelines

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have lamented their exclusion from the process of formulating and announcing new COVID-19 guidelines in the Southeastern African nation despite their active participation at the grassroots, “lobbying for COVID-19 compliant behaviour.”

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Bishops in Malawi Laud New Government’s “conspicuously positive” Fight Against Corruption

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have lauded the efforts by the country’s new government in the fight against corruption saying moves to curb the vice in the Southeastern African nation by previous regimes were “insincere.”

Bishop John Alphonsus Ryan of Malawi's Mzuzu Diocese. /

“Serve the people with diligence and love”: Bishop to Malawi’s New Leadership

A Catholic Bishop in Malawi has urged the country’s new President Lazarus Chakwera and his Deputy Saulos Chilima to keep to their campaign promises and serve the people with “diligence and love.”

Lawrence Chakwera, Malawi's newly elected president. /

Bishops in Malawi Congratulate Newly Elected President, Hail Electoral Process

Bishops in the southeastern African nation of Malawi have congratulated the country’s newly elected President, Lazarus Chakwera, following his victory in the presidential election rerun of June 23 and hailed various stakeholders in the electoral process for overseeing the poll.  

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). / Courtesy

Liturgical Celebrations “resume forthwith” in Malawi, Bishops Outline Safety Measures

Bishops in the southeastern Africa nation of Malawi have resolved to "resume forthwith" public liturgical celebrations and outlined safety measures to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 during the meetings.