Bishops of Malawi with Pope Francis at the Vatican. They are advocating for peace and order ahead of the court ruling on the Presidential election petition due February 3, 2020

Ahead of Court Ruling on Election Petition in Malawi, Bishops Appeal for “peace and order”

Feb 1, 2020

Against the backdrop of the imminent and much-anticipated court ruling on the presidential election petition in Malawi set for Monday, February 3, Catholic Bishops in the Southeast African country have called on Malawians to understand and appreciate the value of “maintaining peace and order.”

Malawi Bishops who have issued a statement on respecting and upholding the rule of law as the nation awaits court ruling on the presidential election case / Williams Mponda/ ECM

“Accept court ruling, or challenge it peacefully, constitutionally”: Malawi Bishops

Dec 5, 2019

Following months of post-elections unrest in the Southeast African nation of Malawi and a court hearing expected Friday, December 6 on an election petition challenging the May 21 poll, Catholic Bishops in the country have called on the estimated 16.8 million Malawians to accept the court ruling or challenge such outcome through “peaceful and constitutional mechanisms” even though the final verdict is expected in February 2020. 

Bishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D., of Zomba with members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) at the Launch of the Albinism Awareness Campaign on November 27, 2019. / CCJP

Challenges of Malawians with Albinism to be Addressed in the Launched Two-Year Campaign

Dec 4, 2019

In a country where people living with albinism face persistent threats of being killed for their body parts, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has launched a two-year campaign to raise awareness throughout the country about the rights of people with albinism and their rights, CCJP National Coordinator has told ACI Africa.

Representation of Year of the Bible, which the Church in Malawi is set to launch at Advent, December 1, 2019

Church in Malawi Set to Begin “Year of the Bible” at Advent, To Engage All Catholics

Nov 23, 2019

The Catholic Church in Malawi is set to launch the year of the Bible at the beginning of the Advent Season, Sunday, December 1, a pastoral initiative aimed at encouraging Catholics in the southeastern Africa country to intensely reflect on the word of God throughout the year 2019-2020, a Malawian Prelate told ACI Africa.

Mediation team in Malawi meets President Peter Mutharika on dialogue toward peace

Inspired by Kenya, Malawi Religious Leaders Propose “Handshake” to Key Political Rivals

Oct 23, 2019

The March 2018 unexpected decision by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and main leader of opposition coalition Raila Odinga to put their differences aside and unite through a “Handshake” that restored peace in the East African nation after months of divisive post-elections politics has inspired religious leaders in Malawi.

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. of Blantyre, Malawi

Church in Malawi to Seek God’s Intervention for Peace during Saturday National Prayer Day

Oct 19, 2019

Nearly five months after the general elections in Malawi, the Catholic Church is seeking divine intervention for peace following divisions and unrest occasioned by the disputed May 21 presidential election results in which the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Peter Mutharika the winner.

Apostolic Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone and COMESA Secretary, Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe

Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi to Represent Vatican at COMESA, Holy See Commitment to Africa

Oct 4, 2019

The appointment of the Apostolic Nuncio in Malawi and Zambia to represent the Vatican at the free trade area consisting twenty-one member states within Eastern and Southern Africa has been interpreted as the Holy See’s commitment to the affairs of the African continent, the Nuncio, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone has explained.