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Caritas Zambia Urges New Government to Adopt Agroecology “urgently and progressively”

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s new President to “urgently and progressively” take initiative aimed at adopting farming techniques that are environmentally friendly in the Southern African nation. 

Zambia’s President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Zambia’s New Leadership Needs to Prioritize Fight against Graft, Economic Recovery: Bishop

The newly elected President of Zambia will need to prioritize the fight against corruption, economic recovery, and the safeguarding of peace, a Catholic Bishop in the Southern African nation country has said.

Zambia's newly elected president, Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Congratulate President-elect, Encourage Peaceful Power Transfer

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have congratulated the country’s President-elect following the August 12 general elections.

Poster announcing the August 12 general elections in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Safeguard Peace Regardless of Election Outcome, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Candidates

The leadership of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has called upon leading presidential candidates in Zambia to espouse values that foster human life and “safeguard peace” in the Southern African country regardless of the outcome of the general elections scheduled to take place Thursday, August 12. 

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

Late Fr. Kennedy Seketa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Days Before Officially Assuming Office as Bishops’ Secretary General, Zambian Priest Dies

Days before officially assuming office of Secretary General of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Fr. Kennedy Seketa has passed on.

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.