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

May 1, 2021

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.


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

Apr 29, 2021

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

Mar 24, 2021

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

Mar 19, 2021

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”

Mar 11, 2021

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

Feb 18, 2021

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

Feb 13, 2021

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

Feb 11, 2021

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. 

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

Feb 9, 2021

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

Jan 10, 2021

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”

Dec 14, 2020

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

Dec 14, 2020

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

Oct 27, 2020

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”

Oct 6, 2020

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

Oct 5, 2020

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.

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese addressing participants at the start of the two-day training for Priests, chiefs and head teachers on ways of improving lives of people with albinism through access to justice and quality health care services. / Zomba Diocese,

“Church has responsibility to protect those with albinism,” Malawian Prelate at Training

Sep 23, 2020

At an ongoing training focusing on ways of improving lives of people with albinism, a Bishop in Malawi has underscored the responsibility to respect the rights of people living with albinism so that they do not live in fear.

Mr. Lewis Msiyadungu speaking at the launch of the HIV/AIDS project that seeks to reduce infections among children born with the virus and youth living with it in Malawi. / Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa.

Malawi’s Chikwama Diocese Launches HIV/AIDS Facility to Tackle Infections

Sep 18, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa in Malawi, through its Social Services Directorate, has launched an HIV/AIDS project aimed to reduce infections among children born with the virus and youth living with it in the Southeastern African country.

Some Religious leaders in Malawi after a meeting with former President Arthur Peter Mutharika.

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

Sep 16, 2020

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.”

Sant'Egidio community supporting prisoners, children, and the elderly in various projects in Malawi. / Sant'Egidio in Malawi

Lay Catholic Association in Malawi Engages Prison Community in COVID-19 Projects

Sep 9, 2020

Prisoners at Mzuzu Prison in Malawi, a correctional facility located in the Northern region of the Southeastern African country, have embarked on a face mask project that will see inmates in all prisons of the region get COVID-19 protective equipment, thanks to the efforts of the lay Catholic association, Sant’Egidio, in Mzuzu Diocese.

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of the Diocese of Zomba handing over the Bible to Sr. Luciette Marie after she had taken her final vows. / Diocese of Zomba

Nuns Urged to Detach Themselves from “worldly things” at Religious Profession in Malawi

Sep 8, 2020

A Catholic Prelate has, during the Religious profession of a Discalced Carmelite nun in the Diocese of Zomba in Malawi, urged the nun to stay true to her vocation, to detach herself from worldly things and to always stay close to God in her calling.