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Archbishop, Clergy, Religious in Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

The Archbishop, members of the Clergy, women Religious in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Harare have been inoculated against COVID-19.

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Christian Organization in Zimbabwe “condemns” Politicization of Development Agenda

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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Zimbabwean Cleric Urges Christian Leaders to Defend Community Members Risking Eviction

A Priest ministering in Zimbabwe is calling on Christian leaders in the Southern African nation to stand with and defend members of the Chilonga community who are at risk of being evicted from their ancestral land by the government. 

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Zimbabwe’s President Mourns American Maryknoll Nun Who Supported Independence Struggle

The President of Zimbabwe has eulogized Sr. Janice McLaughlin, a native of the USA and member of the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, as one who supported the struggle for the independence of the Southern African nation.

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Zimbabwean Cleric Cautions Politicians against Manipulation, Urges Inclusive Leadership

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has called upon politicians to desist from manipulating the masses for their own selfish gains and encouraged inclusivity in politics in order to realize development in various African countries.

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Archbishop in Zimbabwe Urges Faithful to Facilitate Equipping Health Workers During Lent

During this year’s Lenten Season, an Archbishop in Zimbabwe is urging the people of God under his pastoral care to reach out to healthcare workers with essential equipment that can aid their efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

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Catholic Health Workers in Zimbabwe Concerned about Lengthy COVID-19 Processes

The leadership of Catholic-run Muvonde Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese has expressed concerns over the length of time it takes to obtain COVID-19 results from samples collected from the health facility.  

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Zimbabwean Archbishop Endorses COVID-19 Vaccine, Says “it seems to be working”

The Archbishop of Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo Archdiocese has endorsed the planned coronavirus vaccination program in the Southern African nation amid a surge in reported cases of COVID-19.

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Clerics in Zimbabwe’s Gokwe Diocese Directed to “arrange how” to Avail Ashes to Faithful

Members of the Clergy in Zimbabwe’s Gokwe Diocese have been directed to “arrange how” to avail Ash Wednesday ashes to the faithful to bring them to their “respective homes” at the beginning of Lent, February 17.

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On International Day of Human Fraternity, Cleric in Zimbabwe Reflects on Friendship Value

On the occasion of the first International Day of Human Fraternity marked Thursday, February 4, a Cleric in Zimbabwe has underscored the worthiness of friendship amid “pandemic and psycho-spiritual dryness.”

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Stigma in Religious Communities amid COVID-19 “cause of great concern”: Nun in Zimbabwe

A Catholic Sister at the helm of a Religious Order in Zimbabwe has expressed concerns about COVID-19-associated stigma among members living together.

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COVID-19 “destroying our sisterly love and oneness”: Nun in Zimbabwe

The Nun at the helm of the Sisters of the Child Jesus (SJI) in Zimbabwe is decrying the negative effects of COVID-19 in convents saying the restrictions occasioned by the pandemic have compromised “love and oneness” among community members.

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Zimbabwean Cleric Highlights Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Society Members

A Priest ministering in Zimbabwe has, in report, highlighted the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on various members of the society.

Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese who is in isolation after he tested positive for COVID-19. / Courtesy Photo

Zimbabwean Bishop in COVID-19 Isolation Advocates for Strict Respect of Measures

The Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese who is in isolation after he tested positive for COVID-19 has urged the people of God in the Southern Africa nation to strictly adhere to the coronavirus safety guidelines.

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Psychosocial, Moral Support “very critical in COVID-19 situations”: Nun in Zimbabwe

The Sister at the helm of the Handmaids of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Carmelites) in Zimbabwe has expressed the need for psychosocial and moral support amid COVID-19 pandemic in the Southern African nation.

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Cleric in Zimbabwe Decries Growing Migrant Woes amid Country’s Second COVID-19 Wave

Fresh COVID-19 regulations in Zimbabwe coupled with migration challenges at the country’s border with her neighbors have led to an influx of Migrants, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Refugees, and Asylum seekers in the Southern African country, a Cleric ministering in the country has said.

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Catholic Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe Struggling amid COVID-19 Infections in Workers

Only seven nurses have been left to cover shifts at St Albert’s Mission hospital in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Chinhoyi after their 26 colleagues tested positive for COVID-19.

Zimbabwe, S.Sudan, Somalia among Nations facing “Christmas of hunger”: Catholic Aid Agency

Zimbabwe, South Sudan, and Somalia are among the four nations staring at a hunger pandemic starting this Christmas due to the combined effects of drought and COVID-19 restrictions, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire says.

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

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.

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro of Zimbabwe Gweru Diocese during his installation at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru October 24. / Website Catholic Church News Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean Bishop Highlights Inspiration from Two Papal Encyclicals at Installation

At his installation over the weekend as the sixth Local Ordinary of Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro highlighted inspirations from two Papal Encyclicals including the most recent one of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti.