Church Leaders from the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) following the proceedings o the consultative meeting. / Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA).

Zimbabwe’s Church Leaders, Politicians Realize Consultative Meeting on Country’s Crises

Jul 16, 2020

Church leaders in Zimbabwe realized their inaugural consultative meeting with those at the helm of various political parties in the country, convened to deliberate on challenges bedeviling the Southern African nation from the economic collapse to the political stalemate.

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Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Plan Meeting Politicians to Discuss Country’s Crises

Jul 11, 2020

Church leaders from various Christian denominations under the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) have planned “a closed-door meeting” with “leaders of political parties” at the beginning of next week to deliberate on challenges bedeviling the Southern African nation, key among them, the economic collapse and the political stalemate.

A poster for the African Liberation Day 2020.

On Africa Day, Africans Urged to “protect their heritage from organized criminal agents.”

May 25, 2020

On Africa Day this year, the Coalition for Africa’s Liberation and Restoration (CALAR), a collaborative initiative of numerous groups on the continent and in the diaspora, has called on Africans in all parts of the world to wake up and claim their rights and dignity and to “protect their heritage from organized criminal agents.”

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

Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Denounce “inhumane treatment” of Women, Demand Investigations

May 21, 2020

The recent abduction and torture of women, including political leaders in Zimbabwe, has caught the attention of leaders of the various Christian denominations in the Southern African nation who have, in a collective statement, denounced the gender-based “inhumane treatment” and called for urgent and independent investigations into the matter.

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How Sisters of Calvary in Botswana are Coping amid COVID-19 Lockdown

May 18, 2020

With Botswana under a five-week COVID-19 lockdown, various activities in the landlocked Southern Africa nation have been affected, including those of the Sisters of Calvary, Bishops in the region have shared in a publication shared with ACI Africa, providing a highlight of how the members of the indigenous Religious Order are coping.

Pope's representative in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Paul Rudelli. / Jesuit Communication Zimbabwe

Nuncio in Zimbabwe Responds to Bishops’ Appeal, Donates COVID-19 Medical Supplies

Apr 18, 2020

The Apostolic Nuncio in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe has responded to an appeal made by the Catholic Bishops in the country for assistance in the fight against COVID-19, donating medical supplies and cash amounting to US$30,000.00.

Bishops of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome during their Adlimina visit.

Bishops in Zimbabwe Support “3-week Lockdown” Over COVID-19, Want More Preventive Measures

Apr 3, 2020

With eight confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death related to the disease in Zimbabwe, Catholic Bishops in the South African country have welcomed the 21-day nationwide  lockdown announced by the country’s President at the beginning of the week.

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Bishops in Zimbabwe “close all Catholic Churches for public services” Over COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

With three confirmed COVID-19 cases and one related death in Zimbabwe, Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nation on Tuesday, March 24 resolved to close all Churches in the country, to facilitate “effective self-isolation for all.”


Bishops in Southern Africa Commit to Combat Human Trafficking

Mar 21, 2020

Bishops from nine countries in Southern Africa have, under their umbrella body of the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA), expressed their commitment to fighting human trafficking in the region.

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Bishops in Zimbabwe Exclude Children, Sick, Elderly from Attending Mass

Mar 20, 2020

While there has not been a reported case of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe, Catholic leaders in the country that is situated in Southern Africa have, as a precautionary measure, advised children, the sick, the elderly and other vulnerable groups not to attend public Mass on Sunday, in adherence to measures put in place by the government.

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Caritas Internationalis Emergency Programs Helping Alleviate Hunger in Zambia, Zimbabwe

Feb 22, 2020

Almost a month after the World Food Programme (WFP) warned that a hunger crisis 'on scale we've not seen before' is looming in Southern Africa with 45 million people in need of urgent food aid, the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis, is helping, through its emergency programs, alleviate the hunger situation in Zambia and Zimbabwe, two of the most hard-hit countries.

Candidates, including 10 Africans who graduated at the Pontifical Gregorian University on February 14, 2020 after a five-month training in Child Protection. / Centre for Child Protection (CCP), Pontifical Gregorian University

African Clergy, Religious, Laity Complete Child Protection Training at a Rome University

Feb 18, 2020

As a response to the challenge of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults that has affected the Church globally, 10 Africans, among them four priests, four nuns, and two lay people were among the 25 candidates who completed a five-month training in child protection at the Rome-based Pontifical Gregorian University and graduated with a diploma Friday, February 14.

St. George's College Rector Fr. Joe Arimoso (second left) with some of the girls enrolled in the school. / St. George's College/ Facebook

A Jesuit School in Zimbabwe Breaks 125-year Tradition, Admits 30 Girls in Inaugural Intake

Feb 15, 2020

The oldest boys’ school in the South African nation of Zimbabwe run by the members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has broken a 124-year tradition by admitting girls for the first-time-ever at its Harare-based facility, a move that the school's administration has termed “historical.”

Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare, Zimbabwe / Vatican News

Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese Rolls Out Pastoral Plan on Small Christian Communities

Feb 11, 2020

 The Catholic Archdiocese of Harare in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe has rolled out a Pastoral Plan aimed at guiding the formation and operations of the new way of being Church in Africa, the Small Christian Communities (SCCs).

Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe at the consultative meeting in Zambia's capital Lusaka / Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

In the Long-term, Bishops Envisage Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe Sub-regional Conference

Feb 8, 2020

In a collective statement issued at the conclusion of their three-day maiden consultative meeting, the Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have outlined their short-term intention to remain within their respective regional Bishops’ conferences and the long-term one of delinking their national conferences to form a sub-regional Bishops’ Conference comprising the three Southern Africa nations.

President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Bishop George Lungu welcoming Zambia's President Edgar Lungu at the consultative meeting in Lusaka, Zambia / Edgar Chagwa Lungu FB

Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe Bishops Lauded by President Lungu for Showing “unity of purpose”

Feb 5, 2020

At the opening of the ongoing Sub-regional consultative meeting, the first-ever, that has brought together Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Zambian President Edgar Lungu who officially opened the gathering lauded the initiative of the Church leaders saying the convention is in line with the desire to unite the three countries, which have a lot in common.

The newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Pope Francis Appoints His Representative in Zimbabwe

Jan 28, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli who has been serving as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the European Council in Strasbourg, France, to be his representative in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe.

Participants at the just ended Jesuit conference for Africa and Madagascar in Nairobi. / Jesuits conference of Africa and Madagascar

Uganda Most Hospitable for Refugees, Hosts Most Displaced in the Region: Jesuits’ Report

Jan 24, 2020

The East African nation of Uganda is the most welcoming and hospitable country in the region for vulnerable refugees and immigrants seeking sanctuary from neighboring countries, members of the Society of Jesus (SJ) in Africa and Madagascar have confirmed at their three-day Conference held in Nairobi that concluded Wednesday, January 22. The conference also revealed that Uganda hosts the greatest number of displaced people including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and asylum seekers. 

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Four African Nations Among Eight on UK-based Aid Agency’s Humanitarian Watchlist in 2020

Jan 11, 2020

A month after the UN relief chief Mark Lowcock revealed that an estimated 168 million people across the globe will need humanitarian aid in 2020, the highest number in decades, four African countries are among eight nations that the UK-based Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) has earmarked for close humanitarian monitoring.

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Farmers in Zimbabwe Facing Severe Droughts, Hunger Crisis, CRS Says

Jan 1, 2020

As severe drought conditions continue in Zimbabwe, close to 7 million people are facing food shortages, a Catholic aid agency warned this week.