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Ash Wednesday / Courtesy Photo

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

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. 

Logo of the ecumenical prayer service scheduled for  Sunday, February 14 in the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lusaka. / Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)

Christian Leaders in Zambia to Hold Ecumenical Session “to pray against the Coronavirus”

Christian leaders in Zambia are expected to hold a virtual ecumenical prayer service on Sunday, February 14 aimed at offering prayer “against the Coronavirus.”

Bishop Patrick Chisanga of the Catholic Diocese of Mansa, Zambia. / Courtesy Photo

Do Not Ignore Malaria, HIV, Noncommunicable Diseases amid COVID, Zambian Bishop Cautions

The Bishop of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has, in an audio message, called on the authorities in the Southern African country not to lose sight of other diseases including malaria, HIV, and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) amid COVID-19 challenges.

Caritas Kasama handing food to flood victims within Kasama Archdiocese / Fr Nicholas Kalominwa/Kasama Archdiocese

Over 100 Households in Zambia Benefit from Caritas Kasama Following Floods

Members of over 100 households in Zambia’s Archdiocese of Kasama have received aid from the development and humanitarian arm of the Zambian Metropolitan, Caritas Kasama, after their crops were submerged by floods. 

Dominican Contemplative Nuns in Zambia. / Association for Members Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA)

Be Bearers of “light of hope” amid COVID-19, Zambian Bishops to Consecrated Persons

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have encouraged consecrated persons in the Southern African country to strive to be beacons of hope amid COVID-19-related challenges.

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) / ZCCB Facebook

Zambians Urged to Put Aside Differences in Fight against COVID-19

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, in a collective statement, urged the people of God in the Southern African nation to stand together in the fight against COVID-19 amid an increase in reported cases. 

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Leadership of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese Contemplates Suspending Public Worship

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 Kasama Archdiocese Closes 3 Parishes as Priests, Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

Three Parishes of Zambia’s Kasama Archdiocese have been closed for two weeks after Priests and members of staff working in these Parishes tested positive for COVID-19. 

Jesuits in Zambia Decry Laxity in Implementing COVID-19 Measures as Reported Cases Rise

The leadership of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has expressed concerns about laxity in the implementation of the COVID-19 measures in the Southern African nation amid an upsurge in reported cases in the country.

Late Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 13.

Church in Eastern Africa Remembers Late Zambian Bishop for Communication Initiatives

The Church in Eastern Africa is remembering the late Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 13 for his social communication initiatives in the region.

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.

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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.