Bishops from IMBISA Region at the Synod: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

nyandoro-bishops.jpgBishops from IMBISA region attending the Synod on Young People in Rome. From Left; Bishop Willem Christian of Namibia, Bishop Joseph Sephamula from Lesotho, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro of Zimbabwe, Bishop Mandla Singrid from South Africa, Cardinal Napier from South Africa and Bishop Stanlav also from South Africa. 

BISHOP MUCHABAIWA LANDS 50 IN PRIESTHOOD WITH NO REGRETS

The man who consecrated the National Heroes Acre and officiated at the burial of Zimbabwe’s first national heroes, Josiah Tongogara and Jason Ziyapapa Moyo.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Bishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa celebrates 50 years in priesthood with no regrets.

abaiwa was born in Hwedza in 1939 no one ever dreamt the new born boy would become a priest, let alone a Catholic bishop. Instead, he was named “Churu” as his parents thought he would not live long after they had suffered the death of their firstborn child in infancy. Continue reading

New Monastery of the Holy Family completed in Mutare

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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The newly constructed Monastery of the Holy Family in Weirmouth in Mutare Diocese.

The Carmelite Nuns in Mutare Diocese have completed construction of their only monastery in Zimbabwe. Construction of the double story monastery started in 2016 and the building is now ready for occupation with eight bedrooms and six work rooms where nuns carry out their different apostolates. Continue reading

Francis warns youth Synod bishops against ‘falling into moralistic or elitist postures’

Oct 3, 2018

by Joshua J. McElwee

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis opened a month-long worldwide meeting of Catholic bishops Oct. 3 by exhorting the hundreds of prelates taking part to guard against “falling into moralistic or elitist postures” as they discuss the needs of young people today.

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro of Gokwe Diocese, Zimbabwe attending the official opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct 3

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro of Gokwe Diocese, Zimbabwe attending the official opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct 3, 2018.

During his homily for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops, which will continue through Oct. 28, the pontiff also asked the prelates to listen to one another “sincerely and prayerfully, as free as possible from prejudice and conditioning.” Continue reading

Gweru Diocese organises pilgrimage to Israel for its clergy and faithful

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Gweru Diocese priests and nuns on a pilgrimage to Israel.

A group comprising Catholic Priests, Nuns, teachers and one Brother pose for a picture at Robert Mugabe International Airport before they departed to Israel for a pilgrimage. The Apostolic Administrator for Gweru Diocese in the middle accompanied the pilgrims.

A group of Catholic priests, nuns, one brother and some faithful including teachers from Gweru Diocese is on a pilgrimage to Israel where they have gone to renew their spiritual life by visiting sacred places associated with the Lord Jesus Christ. The group which was accompanied by the Apostolic Administrator for Gweru Diocese, Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera comprised of church personnel drawn from different mission stations. Continue reading

Claretian Missionaries opens new school in Gokwe

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

The newly constructed St. Claret Primary School under Zhomba Mission which is steadily growing to benefit children in Gokwe North.

The newly constructed St. Claret Primary School under Zhomba Mission which is steadily growing to benefit children in Gokwe North.

The Claretian Missionaries have thrown their weight behind the growth of education in Zimbabwe through building a state-of-the-art school in Zhomba Mission in Gokwe North. This initiative to provide basic education is in tandem with the Catholic Church’s drive to avail education to all. Thus, the Claretian Missionaries have come forth with the idea to complement the Diocese of Gokwe’s efforts in building more schools for the poor. Continue reading