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Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

Priestly Formation among Deliberations in Ongoing Plenary of Malawi’s Catholic Bishops

Jan 31, 2024

Catholic Bishops taking part in the Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are to reflect on the initial formation of the Clergy in the Southern African nation. 

Fr. Ephraim Peter Madeya, the National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Malawi. Credit: ECM

Bishops in Malawi Confirm Appointment of National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies

Jan 17, 2024

Bishops in Malawi have confirmed the appointment of Fr. Ephraim Peter Madeya as the National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) by the pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

Catholic Bishops’ Key Lessons on Emergency Response from Previous Disasters in Malawi

Jan 13, 2024

Cyclones and other previous disasters in Malawi have left Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation with four key lessons in handling emergency response: timeliness, community empowerment, and focus on both material and psychological support to victims.

The National Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), Mrs. Chimwemwe Sakunda receives the award from Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the President of Malawi NGO Regulatory Authority (NGORA). Credit: State house Malawi.

“This award means a lot to us”: Caritas Malawi official on Recent National Recognition

Jan 10, 2024

The recognition of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM), previously called Caritas Malawi, as the top organization in emergency response management in the Southern African nation is significant, an official of the entity has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

“Blessings for same sex unions of any kind are not permitted in Malawi”: Catholic Bishops

Dec 19, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18 under the title, Fiducia Supplicans.

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Catholic Bishops in Malawi Laud Government for Efforts in Fighting HIV/AIDS

Dec 1, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have lauded the government of the Southern African nation for implementing policies they say have gone a long way in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

“Unacceptable!”: Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Malawi Faults Refugee Relocation

Oct 8, 2023

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the “government's treatment” of refugees in the Southern African nation, and decried the “appalling” conditions at Dzaleka Refugee Camp, where they are being forced to relocate.

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Malawi Facing “a looming hunger situation”: Catholic Bishops’ Commission

Oct 4, 2023

The people of God in Malawi are reportedly staring at starvation amid signs of rising food prices and scarcity of grain in the Southern African nation. 

Sr. Teresa Mulenga with some community members displaying locally made soap. Credit: Sr. Teresa Mulenga

How Catholic Bishops' Commission in Malawi is “combatting” Challenge of Human Trafficking

Sep 24, 2023

Human trafficking is one of the challenges that the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) is helping address in a three-year initiative that started in July 2022. 

Sr. Teresa Mulenga conducting a workshop at Chaminade Marianist Secondary School on Thursday, September 7. Credit: Sr. Mulenga.

How Archdiocese in Malawi is Propagating Catholic Bishops’ Child Safeguarding Policy

Sep 16, 2023

The Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi has taken deliberate initiatives to implement the Child and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy, which members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) adopted in 2021.

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“We are not ready”: Religious Leaders in Malawi Demonstrate against Same-Sex Marriages

Jul 14, 2023

Religious leaders in Malawi have expressed their disapproval of same-sex relationships through peaceful protests in the Southern African nation’s major cities. 

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High Court in Malawi Postpones Same-Sex Unions Ruling after Christian Leaders’ Outcry

May 25, 2023

The High Court in Blantyre, Malawi, has postponed the hearing meant to interpret Section 153 (c) of the Penal Code of the Southern African nation, which criminalizes consensual same-sex relations between two consenting adults to June 5 and June 6 from May 23. 

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Don’t Legalize Same-sex Unions: Malawi’s Christian Leaders to Judges ahead of Ruling

May 22, 2023

Church leaders in Malawi are calling on the country’s High Court in Blantyre to rule against same-sex unions.

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Malawi’s Catholic Bishops to Engage Pope Francis amid Country’s Cyclone Devastation

Mar 28, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are making their periodic visit to the Holy See, during which they are to pray at the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul, and have an audience with Pope Francis on the status of the people of God in the Southeastern African nation and “their ecclesial mission”.

Some patients receiving treatment for Cholera in Malawi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Appeal for Collaboration “to contain cholera epidemic”

Jan 15, 2023

Religious leaders in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi are appealing to the government, donor agencies, and people of goodwill to support the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) in controlling the spread of cholera and contain the epidemic.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) pose with President Lazarus Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Malawi Worried about Economic Hardship, Urge State to Fulfill Election Promises

Oct 12, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have expressed concern over the worsening food security crisis in the country and called on the country’s ruling Tonse Alliance to act fast to tame the hunger in line with their election promises.

At Requiem Mass, Late Archbishop in Malawi Eulogized as Leader Who “stood up for justice”

Jun 22, 2022

At his Requiem Mass, the late Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie who died on Saturday, June 18 at the age of 84 has been remembered as a leader who “stood up for justice”, always siding with the poor and marginalized.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Communications

Catholic Bishops in Malawi Seeking Financial Support for Formation of Major Seminarians

Jun 2, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are reaching out to the faithful and well-wishers in the Southern African nation to “generously” support the formation of Diocesan Major Seminarians.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Communications

Malawi’s Catholic Bishops Decry Rampant Corruption, Urge Judiciary to “act with integrity”

Mar 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have decried rampant corruption in the Southern African nation and called on the judiciary to find a practical justice system that will serve all Malawians. 

An elderly woman in front of her destroyed house in TA Mlumbe Zomba. Credit: CADECOM

Situation in Parts of Malawi “really dire” Following Tropical Storm Ana: Church Official

Feb 5, 2022

The people of God in Malawi’s Southern and Central regions are living in distress at the camps where they are seeking refuge following Tropical Storm Ana, the National Coordinator of the development arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has said.