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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.

Season of Creation 2020.

To Usher in “Season of Creation” Event in Zambia, Bishops Encourage Hope, Inspiration

At the beginning of the worldwide month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation during which Christians renew their interaction with God the creator and His creation, Bishops in Zambia have called on the people of God in their country to bring hope and inspiration for a better future through the safeguarding of creation.

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

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.

Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) realizing feeding programs for vulnerable groups  in Zambia and South Sudan. / Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Salesian Missionaries Realize Feeding Program in Zambia and South Sudan

Members of Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Zambia and South Sudan are realizing feeding programs in the two African countries through a food donation initiative, which Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB is facilitating, a report sent to ACI Africa indicates.

Prolonged drought in Zambia caused food shortage. / Caritas Zambia

Bishops in Zambia Pen Gratitude to Pope Francis after €100,000.00 Donation

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have written to Pope Francis expressing their joy and gratitude after the Holy Father wired a donation of €100,000.00 to the people of God in the Southern African country to help vulnerable populations who have been worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Future of Religious Life in Africa" a new book with a rich collection of reflections weaved together to tell the stories of consecrated life by religious people in Africa.

New Book on Future of Religious Life in Africa Lays Bare Technology Gaps

As Fr. Isaac Kibombwe, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) prepares for an online retreat organized by the congregation towards the end of October, he reflects on how fast the Church has adjusted to technology thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he says has accelerated this adjustment.

Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia who completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia

Journalists Told to Support Indigenous Farming Methods at a Caritas Zambia Training

Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia, the humanitarian and development arm of Catholic Bishops in Zambia.

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).

Healthcare Staff in Zambia Serving “patiently under very difficult circumstances”: Bishops

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have expressed their appreciation for the services rendered by the country’s healthcare workers who, according to the Bishops, are serving the people of God in the southern Africa nation “patiently under very difficult circumstances.”

Bishop Moses Hamungole and President Egar Lungu during the handing over ceremony of the Five-hectare piece of land Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Zambia’s Monze Diocese Gets Boost in New Cathedral Project with Land from Government

The people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Monze in Zambia received a boost in the plans to put up a new Cathedral when, on Saturday, July 4, the Government handed over a five-hectare piece of land to the Local Ordinary, Bishop Moses Hamungole.

Bishop Benjamin Phir, newly appointed Bishop of Ndola, Zambia / Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference(ZCCB)

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

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.

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).

Catholic Lawmakers in Zambia Put on the Spot over Contested Bill

The Catholic laity in Zambia are demanding an apology from the Catholic Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Eastern African country for allegedly faulting the position of the Catholic Bishops on the highly contested Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2019 also known as Bill 10, which the Bishops have termed “divisive.”