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Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese. Credit: Ndola Diocese

Amid Life’s Challenges, “remain focussed on Christ”: Bishop in Zambia in Lenten Message

Feb 20, 2024

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has called on Christians to nurture a relationship with the person of Jesus Christ and maintain their focus on Him amid “many” life’s challenges. 

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At Death Anniversary, Zambian Catholic Bishop Remembered as “one who lived selflessly”

Sep 22, 2023

The late Bishop Dennis Harold De Jong of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has been remembered as a selfless servant, who paid keen attention to the plight of the poor and needy members of society. 

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola Diocese in Zambia. Credit: Ndola Diocese

World Day for Grandparents, Elderly: Bishop in Zambia Lauds “wisdom of the elderly”

Jul 17, 2023

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola Diocese in Zambia has cautioned against the tendency to despise and neglect the elderly in society, and lauded them for their wisdom. 

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Ndola. Credit: Ndola Diocese/Facebook

Church-State Controversy in Zambia: Catholic Bishops Assume Responsibility

Jun 14, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have taken upon themselves the responsibility to handle the controversy that has emerged between the Church and the political leadership of the Southern African nation. 

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Catholic Diocese in Zambia Declares Unity Theme for 2023 Pastoral Year

Dec 9, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has declared “Unity” as the theme of the 2023 pastoral year in his Episcopal See. 

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Cautions Priests against Allowing Politicians to Speak in Church

Aug 12, 2022

The Bishop of Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Ndola has directed members of the Clergy in his Episcopal See to refrain from allowing politicians to address worshippers in the premises of the church.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri  of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Embrace “unity of purpose, vision” to Grow Together as Local Church: Bishop in Zambia

May 27, 2022

The Bishop of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has called upon the people of God in his Episcopal See to unite with a purpose and vision that seeks to build and develop the local church for the common good of all.

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Catholic Priest in Zambia Urges Government to Engage Citizens in Economic Reforms

Dec 4, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Zambia is calling on the country’s political leadership to engage citizens in the process of reforming the economy, especially in the government’s engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Ndola Diocese

Zambia’s Ndola Diocese Lifts Suspension on Church Activities amid COVID-19 Decline

Sep 4, 2021

The Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has lifted the suspension on a series of Church activities following a decline in the reported cases of COVID-19 in the Southern African nation.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola during the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King Tuesday, March 30. / Catholic Diocese of Ndola Facebook

At Chrism Mass, Zambian Bishop Underscores Priests’ Mission to Foster Unity, Peace

Mar 30, 2021

At the celebration of the Chrism Mass in Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola, the Bishop has underscored the mission of Priests to foster unity among the people of God under their pastoral care, and to be sources of “peace and serenity.”  

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese during Ash Wednesday Mass on 17 February 2021 / Diocese of Ndola/Facebook Page

Parishes of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese with “high” COVID-19 Cases to Close, Bishop Directs

Feb 18, 2021

Parishes of Ndola Diocese that record “high” infections of COVID-19 among parishioners “shall close,” the Local Ordinary of the Zambian Diocese has directed.

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Clergy in Zambia’s Ndola Diocese to Use "any decent leaves, branches" for Ash Wednesday

Feb 14, 2021

The Bishop of Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola has directed members of the Clergy in his jurisdiction to use any dried plants to prepare the Ashes that will be used at the beginning of Lent, Wednesday, February 17. 

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Leadership of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese Contemplates Suspending Public Worship

Jan 27, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia is considering the suspension of Liturgical celebrations in public amid an increase in reported cases of COVID-19 and laxity in observing preventive measures.

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Zambia’s Ndola Diocese Trains Trainers on Alternative Sources of Household Cooking Fuel

Sep 27, 2020

The need to adopt alternative sources of household cooking fuel was the focus of a training, which the leadership of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese organized in view of fostering environmental conservation.

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola Diocese during Mass at St. Benedict Diocesan Seminary in Ndola on September 21. / Catholic Diocese of Ndola/Facebook.

“Do not be like policemen, looking for mistakes”: Zambian Bishop to New Seminary Formators

Sep 22, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia has urged formators at the newly established St. Benedict Diocesan Seminary to be patient in journeying with seminarians as they prepare them to serve God as Priests and “not be like policemen who are just looking for mistakes.”

The new Bishop of Zambia's Ndola Diocese, Benjamin Phiri during his installation Mass on Saturday, August 15 at Christ the KIng Cathedral, Ndola. / Catholic Diocese of Ndola/ Facebook

“I come as your pastor, as your father,” Zambian Bishop Says at His Installation

Aug 17, 2020

On the occasion of his Episcopal installation as the sixth Bishop of Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola over the weekend, Bishop Benjamin Phiri indicated that he would be a “pastor” and a “father” to the people of God under his care, facilitating their relationship with God.

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Auxiliary Bishop of Zambia’s Chipata Diocese Transferred to Ndola as Bishop

Jul 3, 2020

Auxiliary Bishop Benjamin Phiri who has been serving in Zambia’s Diocese of Chipata since his episcopal ordination in April 2011 has been transferred to the Diocese of Ndola following his appointment as Bishop of the same Diocese located in the Copperbelt region of the Southern African nation.