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St Micheal Parish in Malawi's Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Charity Pledges Support for Parishioners Trekking for Miles to Church in Malawi

Christians from St. Joseph’s outstation of Nkhate Parish in Malawi’s Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa have been trekking for up to 20 kilometers to attend Sunday Mass in the Parish.

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CRS Set to Facilitate Research, Internship for Malawi’s Catholic University Students

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is set to partner with the Catholic University of Malawi in an internship and research initiative aimed to benefit students.

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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.

Fr. Peter Adrian Chifukwa, appointed Bishop of Malawi's Dedza Diocese by Pope Francis on May 8. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Clergy in Malawi’s Dedza Diocese Elated Following Appointment of New Bishop

Members of the Clergy ministering in Malawi’s Dedza Diocese have expressed their joy at the news of the appointment of a new Bishop after just over three years of sede vacante.

Rome-Based Lay Catholic Association Hails Abolition of Death Penalty in Malawi

The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has hailed the abolition of the death penalty in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi.

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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. 

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Pray to Distinguish Calling from “disturbing voices”: Catholic Leader to Youth in Malawi

Young people in Malawi have been urged to pray fervently in order to discern their calling in a message that was delivered ahead of this year’s World Vocations Sunday to be marked next month.

Students of the Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi get good drinking water thanks to a new borehole funded by the Salesian Missions through the ‘Clean Water Initiative’. / Salesian Missions

Salesians Facilitating Scholarships, Clean Water Access for Students in Cameroon, Malawi

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are facilitating education scholarships and clean water access to needy students in Cameroon and Malawi.

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.

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International Catholic Charity Targets Institutions Dedicated to St. Joseph in Latest Aid

The Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced a number of projects in Catholic Dioceses around the world that have received a boost, including those in Africa, that are under the patronage of St. Joseph.

Logo of Cooperazione Internazionale whose officials are responding to COVID-19 in Malawi. / Cooperazione Internazionale

How Jesuit-Founded Organization is Responding to Malawi’s COVID-19-related Challenges

The leadership of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) has, in a report, detailed how the non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by a Jesuit Cleric is responding to COVID-19-related challenges in Malawi.

21-year-old Divine Yusuf, a second-year nursing student at Mzuzu University in Malawi and a Naweza scholarship recipient. / JRS Southern Africa

Jesuit Entity in Malawi Highlights Success Story of Scholarship Program for Refugee Girls

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science marked Thursday, February 11, the leadership of the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malawi, has highlighted a success story of the scholarship program that supports female refugees in the Southeastern African nation. 

Nuns in Malawi / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Nuns Ministering among Deprived in Malawi Get Boost from International Catholic Charity

For years, Carmelite Sisters in Malawi’s Catholic Diocese of Zomba have been working under difficult conditions to bake hosts, which they sell to make a living and to support the deprived in the Malawian Diocese.

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. 

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

Malawian Archbishop Who Headed Regional Conference, University, Passes On

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has passed on at the age of 71.

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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.

A Poster for World Teachers’ Day 2020. / UNESCO

On World Teachers’ Day, Jesuit Refugee Service Highlights Teachers’ Role amid COVID-19

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, the leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has highlighted the role the teachers engaged in the organization’s programs have been playing globally including in Africa amid COVID-19.