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“Christians must soak elections with prayers”: Christian Denominations in Zimbabwe

Jan 3, 2022

Officials of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) are calling on the people of God in the Southern African nation to “soak” the 2023 general election process “with prayers.”

Caption: Logos of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) and Lobels Bread who have reached an agreement for the production of wheat. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Church Farms in Zimbabwe to Become “profitable” after Bishops Sign Deal to Supply Wheat

Jan 2, 2022

Thousands of hectares of Catholic Church farms in Zimbabwe are to be put into “profitable and productive use” by growing millions of kilograms of wheat to be used for the production of bread in the Southern African nation, a statement by Catholic Bishops indicates.

ZCBC Finance Manager, Sr. Angela Mugwenhi celebrates with Mr. Albert Dhafana while Dorcas Mugugu looks on. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Human Resource Award to Zimbabwe Bishops' Conference Staff "vote of confidence": Officials

Dec 12, 2021

The recognition of a staff of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) as one of the best Human Resource (HR) Managers in the Southern African nation has been described as “a show of vote of confidence” in the work that the Church leadership is carrying out in the country. 

Logo of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference (ZCBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe Launch Agricultural Value Chain to Foster Self-Sustainability

Nov 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have launched an agricultural “Economy Value Chain”, an “ambitious” initiative that is expected to help promote self-sustainability among the people of God in the Southern African nation.

Logo of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe/ Credit: CCJP Zimbabwe

Condemn Killing of children “in the strongest terms possible”: Catholic Leader in Zimbabwe

May 24, 2021

The Diocesan Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Diocese has denounced the killing of children in the country and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to condemn the criminal acts “in the strongest terms possible.”

Theresa Sanyatwe,the child safeguarding officer of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: IMBISA

African Cultures Hailed as Enablers of Child Safeguarding, Also Criticized as Barriers

May 9, 2021

The different cultures in Africa and how they have enabled and barred the safeguarding of children on the continent was the focus of the keynote speaker at last week’s conference of the Inter- Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA).

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Christian Organization in Zimbabwe “condemns” Politicization of Development Agenda

Mar 24, 2021

On the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims marked March 24, members of a Christian organization in Zimbabwe that promotes peace have expressed their displeasure at the tendency to politicize development agenda in the Southern African nation.

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Ahead of Advent Season, Bishops in Zimbabwe Call for Reconciliation, Unity

Nov 22, 2020

As Catholics across the world prepare to usher in the Season of Advent on Sunday, November 29, Bishops in Zimbabwe have, in their collective message about the period that leads up to Christmas and a hopeful anticipation of the second coming of Jesus Christ, called reconciliation and unity in the Southern African nation.

St. Mary's Basilica in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.

In Further Guidelines on Public Worship, Bishops in Zimbabwe “discourage” Televised Mass

Oct 17, 2020

In a collective statement announcing new directives to guide the resumption of public worship in Zimbabwe, Catholic Bishops have encouraged the people of God in the Southern African nation to take part in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in person.

Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese.

Move to Enlist Doctors into Army in Zimbabwe Causing “distress, unconstitutional”: Prelate

Oct 7, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Zimbabwe has termed as “unconstitutional” the move by President Emerson Mnangagwa-led Government to enroll “junior (medical) doctors” into the army before they are allowed to work in State hospitals.

Nine-nation Bishops Rally Behind Zimbabwean Church Leadership amid Government Criticism

Aug 20, 2020

Catholic Bishops in nine Southern African countries have rallied behind their counterparts in Zimbabwe who have come under attack from the country’s political leadership over their recent Pastoral Letter in which they called on the government to address economic and political challenges bedeviling the country.

Church Leaders in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe Express Solidarity with Bishops in Zimbabwe

Aug 19, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa and Religious Superiors in Zimbabwe have, in separate statements, expressed solidarity with the Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe who have come under attack from political leaders over their recent Pastoral Letter that denounces reported “situation of repression” by President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government.

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After Bishops’ Letter in Zimbabwe Draws Criticism, Catholic Professionals Show Solidarity

Aug 17, 2020

Members of the Catholic Professional Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ) have expressed their solidarity with the Catholic Bishops in the country after their recent Pastoral Letter drew criticism from the Southern African nation’s leadership.

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Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Plan Meeting Politicians to Discuss Country’s Crises

Jul 11, 2020

Church leaders from various Christian denominations under the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) have planned “a closed-door meeting” with “leaders of political parties” at the beginning of next week to deliberate on challenges bedeviling the Southern African nation, key among them, the economic collapse and the political stalemate.

Pope's representative in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Paul Rudelli. / Jesuit Communication Zimbabwe

Nuncio in Zimbabwe Responds to Bishops’ Appeal, Donates COVID-19 Medical Supplies

Apr 18, 2020

The Apostolic Nuncio in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe has responded to an appeal made by the Catholic Bishops in the country for assistance in the fight against COVID-19, donating medical supplies and cash amounting to US$30,000.00.

Bishops of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome during their Adlimina visit.

Bishops in Zimbabwe Support “3-week Lockdown” Over COVID-19, Want More Preventive Measures

Apr 3, 2020

With eight confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death related to the disease in Zimbabwe, Catholic Bishops in the South African country have welcomed the 21-day nationwide  lockdown announced by the country’s President at the beginning of the week.

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Bishops in Zimbabwe “close all Catholic Churches for public services” Over COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

With three confirmed COVID-19 cases and one related death in Zimbabwe, Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nation on Tuesday, March 24 resolved to close all Churches in the country, to facilitate “effective self-isolation for all.”

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Bishops in Zimbabwe Exclude Children, Sick, Elderly from Attending Mass

Mar 20, 2020

While there has not been a reported case of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe, Catholic leaders in the country that is situated in Southern Africa have, as a precautionary measure, advised children, the sick, the elderly and other vulnerable groups not to attend public Mass on Sunday, in adherence to measures put in place by the government.

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Bishops in Zimbabwe Decry “Leadership Crisis”, Call for Comprehensive National Dialogue

Dec 10, 2019

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe are calling on citizens of the Southern Africa nation to shelf various forms of selfish tendencies and consider bringing their minds together for an all-inclusive and “a comprehensive national dialogue” that can help sort out the leadership crisis in their country and the nurturing of inclinations toward the “common good.”