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Late President Kenneth David Kaunda of Zambia. Credit: Public Domain /

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Eulogize Founding President as Great Leader, Selfless Servant

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have eulogized the country’s first President, Kenneth David Kaunda, as a statesman who selflessly served the people of God in the Southern Africa nation. 

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Mark Day of African Child with call to Protect Minors

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, on the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), appealed to leaders in the Southern African nation to do “everything that is possible” to protect children from experiencing the trauma caused by humanitarian crises. 

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu(L), and the Bishop-elect of Mpika Diocese, Fr Edwin Mulandu(R) /

Zambian President Congratulates Catholic Bishop-elect on Appointment, Pledges Support

Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has congratulated Msgr. Edwin Mulandu who was appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Mpika on April 24, promising to support him in his episcopal ministry.

President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu. / Lutanda Catholic Radio Station/ Facebook

Bishops in Zambia Decline Government’s “Church Empowerment Fund”, Give Reasons

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have declined to take up the “Church Empowerment Fund” (CEF) introduced by the country’s leadership to cushion churches amid financial hardships following COVID-19 restrictions.

Logos of the Mother Church Bodies in Zambia / Courtesy Photo

Church Leaders in Zambia Caution against Curtailing Rights, Freedoms

Months to the general elections in Zambia, Church leaders in the country have, in a collective statement, cautioned against curtailing rights and freedoms of citizens and groups in the Southern African nation.

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese / Courtesy Photo

Zambian Bishop Cautions against Appointing Women in Government for “fashion, escape route”

The Bishop of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese has urged political parties in the Southern African country to appoint women because they qualify for the positions in leadership and not for their own selfish reasons.

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”

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.”

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.