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Rev. Dr. Kabonde Peggy Mulambya / AACC

I Was Strongly Opposed as a Woman in Church Leadership, Former Official in Zambia Recounts

Mar 14, 2021

The former Secretary General of the United Church of Zambia, a union of Churches in the Southern African nation has narrated her experience at the helm of Church leadership in the country, recalling that she always faced opposition on the basis of her gender.

A poster of the Annual Youth Day in Zambia / Edgar Chagwa Lungu/Facebook

On Zambia’s Annual Youth Day, Bishop Calls for Unity in Fight against “endemic corruption”

Mar 12, 2021

On the annual event of Zambia’s Youth Day marked Friday, March 12, a Bishop in the Southern African nation has called on young people in the country to unite in the fight against corruption that he described as “endemic.”

Nigeria Caption: Roof of the newly-constructed St. John Bosco Catholic Church, in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ondo that has been funded by Salesian Missions. / Salesian Missions

Salesian Agency Facilitates Church Construction in Nigeria, Music Production in Zambia

Feb 28, 2021

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has facilitated the construction of a church in Nigeria and the production of music in Zambia.

St. John the Evangelist Kamfinsa, Kitwe, in Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola. / Fr. Mathias Chungu, SMA

Parish Priest Confirms Theft of Tabernacle, Blessed Sacrament from Church in Zambia

Feb 25, 2021

The Parish Priest of St. John the Evangelist Kamfinsa, Kitwe of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, confirmed the theft of the tabernacle and the Blessed Sacrament at the Parish church.

Fr. Cleophas Lungu delivering a homily at Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka. / Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)/ Facebook

Cleric in Zambia Urges Standing Together, “unity of purpose” in Fight against COVID-19

Feb 20, 2021

A Cleric ministering in Zambia has, during an ecumenical prayer service against COVID-19, called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to “stand together” in the fight against the pandemic.

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. 

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”

Feb 13, 2021

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

Feb 12, 2021

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

Feb 5, 2021

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

Feb 3, 2021

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

Jan 30, 2021

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

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

Jan 24, 2021

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

Jan 17, 2021

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

Jan 14, 2021

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

Jan 13, 2021

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

Jan 10, 2021

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”

Jan 4, 2021

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

Dec 12, 2020

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.