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Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 2021. /

After Days in Hospital, Zambian Bishop Succumbs to COVID-19-related Complications

Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese who has been battling COVID-19-related complications has passed on.

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.

Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia's Diocese of Monze who tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, January 2. /

Zambian Bishop Undergoing Care for COVID-19 Says He is “in stable condition in hospital”

The Bishop of Zambia’s Monze Diocese who has been undergoing care after he tested positive for COVID-19 is in a stable condition at a Catholic Hospital in his Diocese, the Bishop has confirmed in a social media post.

Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Plans to Build “House of Hope” for Street Children in Zambia Underway: Salesians

Plans to put up a dwelling place for street children suffering from substance abuse and those who are mentally disturbed are underway in Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese, the leadership of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has announced.

The future James Corboy Secondary School under construction. It is an initiative of Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS) in Zambia’s Monze Diocese. / Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS).

Catholic Sisters in Zambia to Build School in Inaugural Entrepreneurship Project

Sr. Edna Himoonde, a member of the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS) in Zambia’s Monze Diocese envisions a school tucked on the edge of a fruit-tree orchard. At this school, children from poor backgrounds in Western Zambia will use their time outside class to get practical knowledge in growing crops and rearing animals.

“We do not support calculations to draw Church into partisan politics”: Bishops in Zambia

Politicians in Zambia have been cautioned against the offering of gifts to church members including the Clergy intending to lure them into partisan politics ahead the 2021 general elections.

A poster for the Diocesan Year of the Apostolate celebrated this year in the Diocese of Mansa. / Facebook Page Diocese of Mansa.

Zambia’s Mansa Diocese Set to Celebrate Jubilee Year of Mission for Peace

The leadership of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has announced the celebration of “the Diocesan Jubilee Year of Mission for Peace” from December 12, during which the people of God in the Southern African nation will pray for peace.

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Follow-up of Initiated Government Projects, Accountability

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on the government of their host nation to carry out the follow-up phase of previously initiated development projects and ensure accountability in all sectors of the economy. 

Zambia's President, Edgar Lungu registering at Chawama school. /

Slow Voter Registration “risks disfranchising” Electors in Zambia’s Polls: Jesuit Scholars

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Zambia have expressed concerns about the slow pace in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

Logo Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) / Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR).

Zambia’s Reputation as Peaceful Nation “now hangs in the balance”: Jesuit Scholars Decry

The leadership of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) is expressing concerns about the reputation of the institute’s host country.

Zambia flag /

After Zambia is Denied Appeal for Suspending Debt Repayment, Jesuits Encourage Debt Relief

After Zambia’s external creditors denied the government’s appeal for the suspension of the re-payments of the Eurobonds for six months, the leadership of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has encouraged the push for debt relief.

Bishop George Zumaire Lungu of Zambia’s Chipata Diocese speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop on peacebuilding in Zambia's capital Lusaka. / Zambia Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCCB).

Zambia’s Treasured Peace Threatened By “some worrisome trends”: Bishop

A Bishop in Zambia has expressed concerns about some “worrisome” trends in the Southern African nation, cautioning that the “treasured peace” might be sacrificed if nothing is done.

Mr. Eugene Kabilika, Executive Director of Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia/Facebook Page.

Recently Launched Journalism Award to Boost Zambia’s Climate Change Advocacy: Official

The Agro-ecology and Climate Change Media Awards, which Caritas Zambia launched October 29 in partnership with Action Aid and Zambia’s Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Zambia) aims at improving advocacy on climate emergency, an official has told ACI Africa.

Late Sr. Matilda Mulengachonzi who died October 25 at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. / Little Servants of Mary Immaculate (LSMI).

Sisters in Zambia Waiting for Justice After Nun Succumbs to Injuries from August Attack

Sisters of the Little Servants of Mary Immaculate (LSMI) in Zambia are still waiting for answers from authorities concerning the August attack that left two members of their Religious Order seriously injured.

Logo Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) / Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR).

Zambia’s “rapidly weakening economy” Cause for Concern: Jesuits

Zambia’s “rapidly weakening economy” is a cause for concern, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) based in the Southern African nation in a recent statement in which they call on the country’s leadership to adopt the transformative servant leadership model. 

Late Sr. Caroline Gatwiri Kiambi. / Sisters of Saint John the Baptist

Kenyan Nun Who Died Hours After Renewing Vows Eulogized as “cheerful, prayerful”

A Kenyan-born nun who died in Zambia, hours after renewing her vows in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist (Baptistines) for the fourth time, is being eulogized as a cheerful and prayerful person. 

Ndola Diocese.

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

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.

A poster for the 2020 Season of Creation. /

Engage in Actions “that are ecologically correct”: Bishops in Zambia Tell Politicians

At a virtual session aimed at addressing the ecological crisis in Zambia, Catholic Bishops have called on the leadership of the southern Africa nation to consider going beyond political correctness and base their actions on what can safeguard the earth and the ecosystem.

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

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.”

Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze diocese receiving the donation from C &S Investments representative, George Chellah. / Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)

“Church running out of resources” amid COVID-19 Restrictions: Zambian Prelate

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia has highlighted the challenges the local Church is facing amid COVID-19 restrictions saying charity initiatives have been negatively impacted.