Sub-Regional Conference of Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe gathers momentum in a spiritual federation.

By Albert Dhafana Technical Working Group Laity Representative ZCBC The bishops of the three countries of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have been consulting among themselves for some time on how they could increase cooperation on a number of issues, especially on the pastoral front. The three countries share very close ties going back into history. … Continue reading Sub-Regional Conference of Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe gathers momentum in a spiritual federation.

Pope Francis appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Msgr Paolo Rudelli carries the vision of the Holy See for a Church that spends herself for humanity. The Nuncio to Zimbabwe Msgr Paolo Rudelli. By Br. Alfonce Kugwa His Holiness Pope Francis has recently appointed an Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe. The appointment that was announced on 25 January 2020 introduced His Grace Monsignor Paolo … Continue reading Pope Francis appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Renew and not reinvent formation of religious men and women

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa CMRS Members and Bishops pay attention as Fr. Robert Igo explains about the need to renew formation of religious men and women. The Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CMRS) is destined to resume a formation programme at Wadzanai Training Centre in Harare as a way of enhancing formation of those who … Continue reading Renew and not reinvent formation of religious men and women

Church and security sector engagement a path to peace and true freedom

 By Cecilia Dzvairo The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Coordinator, Fr. Edward Ndete makes a presentation on people's rights. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Masvingo recently hosted a Dialogue meeting between the Church represented by the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) comprising of ZCBC, UDACIZA, EFZ, ZCC and the Security Sector on enhancing … Continue reading Church and security sector engagement a path to peace and true freedom

Mary Help of Christians Shrine comes alive in Gweru Diocese

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bishop Bhasera plants a tree at the site Mary Help of Christians shrine at Driefontein Mission in Gweru Diocese. Mary Help of Christians Shrine is taking shape in Gweru Diocese, this time behind Muonde hospital after the first proposal to have it at Marirangwe near Shashe river flopped with authorities citing … Continue reading Mary Help of Christians Shrine comes alive in Gweru Diocese

‘Tree planting a process not an event’

Tatenda Mqetu Fr. Raymond Mahefu poses for a picture with the National Movement of Catholic Students in Masvingo as they prepare to plant trees on National Tree Planting Day. Masvingo Region National Movement of Catholic Students (NMCS) were urged to treat tree planting day as a continuous process. Tree planting should include the actual planting, … Continue reading ‘Tree planting a process not an event’

Talitha Kum Zimbabwe Fighting Human Trafficking

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Men and women religious who attended the Talitha Kum workshop on human trafficking pose for a picture at Wadzanai Training Center. Human trafficking has become a reality in Africa and world over but more especially in developing countries where people are trafficked in anticipation for greener pastures. The levels of poverty … Continue reading Talitha Kum Zimbabwe Fighting Human Trafficking

Masvingo Diocese remembers departed co-workers on All Souls Day

By Tatenda Mqetu Bishop Michael Bhasera blesses one of the graves at Gokomere cemetery while other priests and sisters look on. Masvingo Diocese Priests and Religious led by Bishop Michael Bhasera marked All Saints and All Souls days by remembering their departed colleagues at Gokomere Mission on the 2nd of November 2019 by laying flowers … Continue reading Masvingo Diocese remembers departed co-workers on All Souls Day

St. Anne women say peace and reconciliation is key after grandiloquence failed

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa A woman blows vuvuzela at the St. Anne's National Day of Prayer held in Gokwe. St. Anne’s National Day of Prayer this year was more than usual as it challenged all women to pay attention to the socio-economic and political developments going on in the country. The national day of prayer … Continue reading St. Anne women say peace and reconciliation is key after grandiloquence failed

‘Politicians, swallow your pride and talk” – Archbishop Ndlovu

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The Catholic Archbishop of Harare, Robert Christopher Ndlovu The head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Harare, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu, has called on political leaders to tame their egos, swallow their pride and address daily bread and butter issues affecting the people of Zimbabwe. Speaking to the Catholic Church News, Archbishop … Continue reading ‘Politicians, swallow your pride and talk” – Archbishop Ndlovu

Launch of Extraordinary Mission Month Rekindles Missionary Zeal for Ordinary Believers

By Vimbai Masoso Archbishop Robert Ndlovu is seen here flanked by priests during the launch of the Extraordinary Mission Month for the Archdiocese of Harare. A hundred years ago, Pope Benedict XV on 30 November 1919 issued an encyclical Maximu Illud, which called on Catholics to bring good news to all people. To commemorate this … Continue reading Launch of Extraordinary Mission Month Rekindles Missionary Zeal for Ordinary Believers

CHURCH CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY

CALL FOR NATIONAL SABBATH FOR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING 7th October 2019 We, the leaders of the ZHOCD made up of EFZ, UDACIZA, ZCBC and ZCC, met at the Africa Synod House on the 7th of October 2019 to consider the currently unfolding national crisis in its totality and to propose what we believe is … Continue reading CHURCH CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY

RELIGIOUS LEADERS CHALLENGED TO USE MEDIA TO BRING PEACE

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Religious Leaders from nine countries in Africa during a media training in Germany. Religious leaders around the world have a responsibility of nurturing community peace building, reconciliation and integral human development at all levels of society. Part of their responsibility is to facilitate inter-religious dialogue and unity among communities torn by … Continue reading RELIGIOUS LEADERS CHALLENGED TO USE MEDIA TO BRING PEACE