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Latest stories: Malawi

Logo of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Malawi Call on Government to Protect Anti-Corruption Bureau Officials

Jan 20, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called on the government of the Southern African nation to beef up the security of the Director General (DG) and all employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Give President Three Months to Reshuffle Government

Jan 19, 2022

Leaders of various religious groups in Malawi through their umbrella organization, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), have given President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera three months to reshuffle his Cabinet.

Logo of Trócaire. Credit: Trócaire

Transition to “more sustainable agriculture, food systems”: Catholic Charity in Malawi

Dec 30, 2021

There is need for a shift from traditional methods of farming to those that are “more sustainable” to guarantee food security, Malawi-based officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said. 

Credit: ECM

Catholic University Students in Malawi Urged to Guide Youth in Secondary Schools

Dec 19, 2021

Catholic members of Young Christian Students (YCS) in institutions of higher learning in Malawi have been urged to reach out to their counterparts in secondary schools and teach them life skills.

Priestly ordination of Deacon Thomas Msalala at St Paul's Minor Seminary in Mitundu in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe. Credit: Fr. Francis Damaseke/ECM

Stand Up for Justice for God’s People, Catholic Archbishop in Malawi Urges Priests

Dec 18, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has called upon Priests under his pastoral care to stand up and fight for justice for the people of God and also to be near to the suffering masses in the Southern African country.

Credit: ECM

Women Can Overcome Inferiority Complex by Church Participation, Catholic Bishop in Malawi

Dec 17, 2021

Women are suffering from inferiority complex for being sidelined in Church activities, the Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has said and called for their active participation in Church.

Mr. Boniface Chibwana, National Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Malawi. Credit: AMECEA

Malawi's Prevailing Mood is of “hopelessness, betrayal”: Justice and Peace Officials

Dec 12, 2021

Malawians are in a state of “hopelessness” and feel betrayed by their government due to the prevailing economic hardships among other challenges, members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) have said. 

Credit: ECM

Catholic Journalists Have Big Role to Play in Evangelization: Malawian Catholic Priest

Dec 11, 2021

Journalists in the Catholic Church have a great responsibility of evangelizing the people by spreading messages that adhere to truth and other values of the Church, a Catholic Priest in Malawi has said.

Credit: ECM

Family Movement in Malawian Catholic Diocese Urged to Embrace Financial Discipline

Dec 8, 2021

Discipline in the use of finances is one way of ensuring that the welfare of the family is safeguarded, an official at the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has told a family movement in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa.  

Bishop Peter Chifukwa, of Malawi's Dedza Diocese. Credit ECM

Enact Older Persons Bill to Protect Elderly, Malawi’s Catholic Bishop to Legislature

Dec 3, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has called upon the members of parliament in the country to debate and enact older persons bill into law in order to protect the rights of the elderly from violation and abuse.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala of Malawi's Lilongwe Archdiocese of Lilongwe, appointed Apostolic administrator of Zomba Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Archbishop of Lilongwe in Malawi Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Zomba Diocese

Nov 30, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the newly installed Archbishop of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese to temporarily take care of the country’s Zomba Diocese until a substantive Local Ordinary is appointed and takes “canonical possession of the Diocese.”

Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, the Apostolic Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi. Credit: ECM

Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi Calls for COVID-19 Vaccination as New Variant is Discovered

Nov 30, 2021

The representative of the Holy Father in Malawi has urged the people of God in the Southeastern African country to take vaccination against COVID-19 seriously following the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Zomba/Facebook

“I come to work with you as a servant”: New Malawian Archbishop at Installation

Nov 29, 2021

On the occasion of his installation as the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese over the weekend, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala expressed his readiness to be a servant leader.

Bishop Peter Musikuwa at the meeting that deliberated on the formation of  Ex-Seminarians Association in Malawi. Credit: ECM

Proposed Malawi’s Ex-Seminarians Association to Foster Participation in Church Initiatives

Nov 28, 2021

The Catholic Church in Malawi is contemplating the formation of the country’s National Ex-Seminarians Association to bring together former seminarians whose role in Church development has been described as key.

Launching of the year of Epiphany  at Bangwe Parish in the Archdiocese of Blantyre. Credit: ECM

Catholic Church in Malawi Launches “Epiphany” Initiative to Protect Children from Abuse

Nov 18, 2021

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched preparations for “Epiphany” celebration, a day that will be celebrated to create awareness on child abuse in the Southern African nation. 

Archbishop-Elect of Lilongwe Archdiocese, George Desmond Tambala. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Malawi’s Media Practitioners Cautioned against “unpleasant behavior” ahead of Installation

Nov 12, 2021

Members of the Press in Malawi planning to cover the upcoming installation of the new Archbishop for Lilongwe Archdiocese, George Desmond Tambala, have been asked to maintain good conduct especially during the Liturgical celebration.

Masapi (in white t-shirt) and others following the proceedings of the meeting. Credit: Courtesy photo

Catholic Peace Commission in Malawi Calls for Empowerment of Persons Living with Albinism

Nov 10, 2021

Members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Malawi have called on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country to incorporate persons with albinism (PAWs) in economic projects to help them live fulfilling lives.

Archbishop-elect George Desmond Tambala. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi/Fr. Henry Saindi

Installation of Malawian Archbishop-elect Set for Later this Month

Nov 8, 2021

The installation of Archbishop-elect George Desmond Tambala as the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has been scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of this month, November 27.

Fr. Innocent Chiwanda, the Pastoral Coordinator for Malawi’s Zomba Diocese. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Missionary Work “must continue” after Closure of Mission Month: Catholic Priest in Malawi

Nov 5, 2021

The closure of the Mission Month of October does not mark the end of the missionary work because “Church is Missionary in nature”, a Catholic Priest ministering in Malawi has said.

Archbishop-elect George Desmond Tambala. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese Appointed Archbishop for Lilongwe

Oct 15, 2021

Pope Francis has transferred the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese to the country’s Lilongwe Archdiocese where he will serve as Archbishop.