The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has, in a report shared with ACI Africa, provided an overview of some of COVID-19 interventions undertaken in various parts of the world, including Africa.
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.”
The COVID-19 Isolation Centre at the Pirimiti Hospital of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese of Diocese has been inaugurated after renovations realized through a partnership with Save the Children, the UK-based independent organization for children.
On the occasion of this year’s World Humanitarian Day marked Wednesday, August 19, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have, through a report by their U.S.-based development office, looked back at their various interventions around the world including two countries in Africa.
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.
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.”
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.”
Kuwala FM, the Catholic Radio established last week in Malawi’s Archdiocese of Blantyre, is expected to serve as an instrument of evangelization with a particular “focus on the pastoral challenges” when it will go on air, the Communication Coordinator of the Archdiocese has told ACI Africa in an interview.
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.”
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.
Ahead of the Presidential election rerun in Malawi scheduled to take place Tuesday, June 23, a Catholic Bishop in the Southeastern African nation has challenged voters to consider electing a candidate who will prioritize the socio-economic welfare of citizens, making narrow “the wide gap” between the rich and the poor.
Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation of Malawi have, in a collective message, outlined eight issues they describe as “current concerns and challenges that need urgent attention.”
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.
As organizations continue adjusting to cope with COVID-19-related restrictions, the regional coordinator of Radio Maria Africa, a network of Catholic radios across Africa, has shared with ACI Africa about the impact of the pandemic on the stations and how they are coping.
In a bid to cater for the spiritual needs of the people of God in Malawi during the 21-day lockdown period envisaged by the government, Bishops in the Southern Africa nation have, in a collective statement, directed the Catholic media to include religious and pastoral content alongside relevant information about COVID-19.
As a response to the challenge of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults that has affected the Church globally, 10 Africans, among them four priests, four nuns, and two lay people were among the 25 candidates who completed a five-month training in child protection at the Rome-based Pontifical Gregorian University and graduated with a diploma Friday, February 14.
At a meeting bringing together a section of Church personnel serving in Bishops’ conferences that constitute the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), a Zambian Prelate has called for the sense of novelty and creativity in the day to day tasks characterized with “inevitable challenges.”
In a collective statement issued at the conclusion of their three-day maiden consultative meeting, the Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have outlined their short-term intention to remain within their respective regional Bishops’ conferences and the long-term one of delinking their national conferences to form a sub-regional Bishops’ Conference comprising the three Southern Africa nations.
At the opening of the ongoing Sub-regional consultative meeting, the first-ever, that has brought together Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Zambian President Edgar Lungu who officially opened the gathering lauded the initiative of the Church leaders saying the convention is in line with the desire to unite the three countries, which have a lot in common.
A few days after the Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation of Malawi appealed for “peace and order” ahead of the long-awaited judicial ruling, the constitutional court of the country has annulled the last May 21 Presidential election that saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected with a narrow margin, the judge citing widespread irregularities.