Rebuild Hope, Trust, Confidence and Stability in Zimbabwe

Pastoral Letter of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference

on current affairs in the country

Published on 17 January 2019

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, all men and women of good will,


(1)   We begin by disowning a recent statement issued in our name during the recent stayaway that started on 14 January 2019. We, the Catholic Bishops of Zimbabwe, never issued any statement during that period. We are dismayed that our name was abused in the manner it was. Continue reading


By Br. Alfonce Kugwa/Sr. Cynthia Mgwena

some of the religious superiors at the conference of major religious superiors annual general meeting in harare.

Some of the religious superiors at the Conference of Major Religious Superiors Annual General Meeting in Harare.

The Conference of Major Religious Superiors in Zimbabwe had their annual general meeting at Wadzanai Training Centre from 9 -11 January 2019 and took time to discuss leadership and stewardship in the church. The meeting also aimed at improving collaboration and cooperation between the organisation and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC).  The meeting was attended by religious superiors of different Catholic religious orders and congregations working in Zimbabwe. Continue reading

Divine Child Congregation in gradual maturity as more sisters join the way.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

bishop paul horan (centre) flanked by sr. getrude bobo (immediate left), sr. theresa nyadombo (extreme left back row), fr. alexio makokowe and some sisters of the divine

Bishop Paul Horan (centre) flanked by Sr. Getrude Bobo (immediate left), Sr. Theresa Nyadombo (extreme left back row), Fr. Alexio Makokowe and some sisters of the Divine Child Congregation.

The Divine Child congregation in Mutare Diocese is steadily growing with more sisters committing themselves to following Jesus through its way of life. The beginning of this year saw Sr. Mary Carmel Muparutsa and Sr. Grace Fadzai Mautsa taking perpetual vows while Srs. Mellarnia Chinhanga, Cathrine Nyabawa and Diana Clare Shunje made their first step into the congregation. Continue reading

Youths Are Leaders Of Today Not Tomorrow: Archbishop Ndlovu Tells Delegation To Panama

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

archbishop robert ndlovu of the archdiocese of harare (right) and bishop paul horan of mutare distribute holy communion to pilgrims to panama during a farewell mass at rockwood spiri

Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of the Archdiocese of Harare (right) and Bishop Paul Horan of Mutare distribute holy communion to pilgrims to Panama during a farewell mass at Rockwood Spiritual Centre in Harare.

123 youths from Zimbabwe’s eight dioceses joined over 3 million young people from around the globe to celebrate the 2019 World Youth Day with Pope Francis in Panama. The pilgrims had a send-off mass on 9 January 2019 at Rockwood Spiritual Centre with the Archbishop of Harare, Robert Christopher Ndlovu, Bishop Paul Horan of Mutare Diocese, National and Diocesan Youth Coordinators and parents who had come to bid them farewell. The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Prisca Mupfumira also attended the farewell dinner and wished the delegates well with her motherly blessing. Continue reading