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Logos of the members of Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) Credit: ZHOCD/Facebook

“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. 

Janet Nyamutenha (37) from Zimbabwe is pictured with the free dignity kit she received through a women’s empowerment initiative. Before this, she couldn’t afford feminine hygiene products. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Launches “Gift” Initiative to Address Sanitation among Zimbabwean Women

Dec 2, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is providing basic hygiene products to women and girls in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Mutare in an initiative the agency has dubbed “Dignity Gift”.

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.

Members of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) at a press conference in Harare in 2019. Credit: ZHOCD

Lift “all sanctions on Zimbabwe”, Christian Leaders Say, Urge “citizen-centered process”

Oct 30, 2021

There is need to lift “all sanctions on Zimbabwe” and to adopt a process that is “citizen-centered”, Christian leaders under the auspices of  Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) have said in a statement.  

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Report Cases of GBV, Provide Healthcare to Victim: Catholic Nurses in Zimbabwe

Oct 23, 2021

The people of God in Zimbabwe can be part of the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) by helping victims seek health care services and reporting the cases to the authorities, Catholic nurses in the country’s Bulawayo Archdiocese have said. 

Dr. Julia Musariri ventures into agriculture to support St. Albert’s Hospital. Credit: Catholic Churchnews Zimbabwe

Catholic Hospital in Zimbabwe Turns to Agriculture Projects as Donor Funding Dwindles

Oct 16, 2021

Officials of St. Albert’s Hospital in Muzarabani in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Chinhoyi have introduced agricultural projects to supplement their funds after experiencing shortages in donor funding.

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Zimbabwean Diocese Launches Empowerment Program in Fight against Gender Based Violence

Sep 16, 2021

Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Masvingo is empowering women through self-help initiatives in view of ending “the scourge” of gender-based violence (GBV) in that part of the country. 

Poster for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Credit: United Nations

Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Urge Government to Bring All Cases of Disappearance to Closure

Aug 31, 2021

On the commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, members of the Churches Converge on Conflict and Peace (CCCOP) in Zimbabwe, a consortium of church organizations working for peace, have called on their country’s government to bring all cases of missing persons to a close.  

Memory Machaya who passed on while delivering at the  Johanne Marange Apostolic Shrine. Credit: Courtesy photo

Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Urged to Disown “heretical denominations” after Minor’s Death

Aug 21, 2021

The leadership of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has called on Christian leaders in Zimbabwe to disown “heretical” faith-based entities following the death of a 14-year-old girl while giving birth at a shrine.

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Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe Facilitating COVID-19 Vaccine Access to Vulnerable Persons

Aug 19, 2021

A Catholic Priest serving in Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese is facilitating COVID-19 vaccine access to vulnerable persons, including the elderly, through a vaccination center set up at the New Highfield Roman Catholic Church.

Corpus Christi Cathedral in Zimbabwe's Chinhoyi Diocese. Credit: Chinhoyi Diocese/Facebook

Worshipers “to be fully vaccinated” as Church Attendance Resumes in Zimbabwe: Bishop

Aug 18, 2021

Those to participate in public worship will have received COVID-19 vaccination, the Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese has announced amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Southern African nation.

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Allowing Only Vaccinated Congregants in Church Problematic: Zimbabwe’s Christian Leaders

Aug 15, 2021

The reopening of churches only for congregants vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is problematic, Christian leaders in the Southern African nation have cautioned. 

Members of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) at a press conference in Harare in 2019. Credit: ZHOCD

After Pregnant Minor Dies, Zimbabwean Christian Leaders Urge Probe into Abuse in Churches

Aug 13, 2021

The demise of a 14-year-old girl who died while giving birth at a shrine in Zimbabwe last month has prompted Christian leaders in the Southern African nation to call for an “independent national inquiry” into the sexual abuse of women and girls in church premises. 

It is time for the children of the Kalanga tribe in Zimbabwe to receive their copies. The foundation is planning to give 12.960 copies. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Over 12,000 Zimbabwean Children to Receive Bibles Courtesy of Catholic Charity

Jul 30, 2021

At least 12,960 children from Zimbabwe’s Kalanga tribe are expected to receive Bibles from the Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

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Zimbabwean Youth Urged to Participate in Policy Making Process, to Represent “their needs”

Jul 18, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe has encouraged the youth in the Southern African nation to take part in the country’s “policy making processes,” noting that their reluctance in participating in governance matters has compromised their future endeavors.

Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube, the new Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese. Credit: Zimbabwe Catholic Church News

“I have never felt this small”, Bishop-Elect in Zimbabwe Says following Appointment

Jul 10, 2021

The appointment of Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube as the new Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese is a humbling experience for the Bishop-elect who has pledged to give his all in his service to the people of God who will be under his pastoral care.

A Catholic Nun getting a COVID-19 inoculation at a medical center in Zimbabwe. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Charity Facilitates PPE Supplies in Zimbabwe amid Coronavirus Challenges

Jul 8, 2021

Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has facilitated the provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to more than 1200 pastoral workers in Zimbabwe.

Logo of the Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ)/ Credit: CPNZ

Catholic Professionals in Zimbabwe Join Laudato Si’ Conservation Campaign

Jun 22, 2021

Members of the Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ) under the auspices of Zimbabwe Catholic Commission for the Laity (ZCCL) have launched a campaign to conserve the environment in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’.