A Catholic Sister at the helm of a Religious Order in Zimbabwe has expressed concerns about COVID-19-associated stigma among members living together.
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.
A Priest ministering in Zimbabwe has, in report, highlighted the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on various members of the society.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
It is a longing fulfilled for Fr. Frank Wirz, an 85-year old Catholic Cleric ministering in Zimbabwe who transitioned from being an active Priest to a monk after 57 years of ministerial Priestly service.
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.
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.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro, who has been the Local Ordinary of Gokwe Diocese, as the new Bishop of Gweru Diocese in the central part of Zimbabwe.
The representative of the Holy Father in Zimbabwe has highlighted prayer, charity, and call for a just world order as the three main engagements “at the center of Pope Francis’ heart” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
Church leaders in Zimbabwe have acknowledged with appreciation messages of solidarity from across the globe through the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter following recent demonstrations against brutality and violence in their country.
Catholic Professionals in Africa have expressed their solidarity with the ongoing #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign against the reported “atrocious and tragic campaign of human rights violations” in the Southern African nation.