Gokwe Diocese; a Church on the move in transforming communities with pro-poor projects.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Christians in Gokwe are enthusiatic to support the new missions which the diocese opened since 2017.

Christians in Gokwe are enthusiastic to support the new missions being opened in Gokwe.

Gokwe Diocese is a Church on the move as witnessed by numerous developmental projects lined up for the local church. The diocese has come of age in self-supporting, self-propagating and self-ministering efforts. A visit to the diocese and a tour of some projects revealed that the diocese has great potential to transform the lives of people in the surrounding communities. When Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro took over, Gokwe Diocese already showed positive signs of maturity from the well laid foundation by his two predecessors. Today, the diocese continues to shape up with faith in action. Self-reliance projects, schools and new missions serve as evangelizing tools for the diocese that places people at the centre. With the country’s failing economy and people’s loss of trust in the government, the only hope for the people of Gokwe lies in the diocese’s initiatives that are pro-poor in nature. Continue reading

Catholic University opens sixth campus in Masvingo

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Bishop Michael Bhasera in white Cassock flanked by Fr. Walther Nyatsanza, Professor Ranga Zinyemba, National Education Secretary Sr Theresa Nyadombo and others at the launch of the Catholic University Campus in Masvingo rec

Bishop Michael Bhasera (in white cassock) flanked by Fr. Walter Nyatsanza, Professor Ranga Zinyemba, National Education Secretary, Sr. Theresa Nyadombo and others at the launch of the Catholic University Campus in Masvingo recently.

The Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) officially launched the Masvingo Diocese campus on 19 July 2019 opening the first phase of the Bachelor of Education degree programs at Bondolfi Teachers College starting August 2019. Continue reading

Jostling for power and positions are wrong ambitions; Priests told during an ordination of five in Gweru

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Priests encircle the ordinands while Bishop Bhasera prays over them.

Priests encircle the newly ordained priests while Bishop Bhasera prays over them.

Jostling for power and positions are wrong ambitions in Catholic priesthood. This was said at an ordination of five priests at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru on 13 July 2019. The five were ordained by Bishop Michael Bhasera, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Gweru. Among the five, Frs. Kudakwashe Chidhe, Aaron Mpofu, Stephen Mangoma and Augustine Manhovo are diocesan priests belonging to the Diocese of Gweru while Fr. Tembo Samuel Zhuva is of the Order of the Oblates of Mary Emaculate present in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo. Continue reading

Catechists honoured for growth of faith in Matebeleland region

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Archbishop Alex Thomas presents a plaque to honour Mrs. Anna Mugadza for her stelling work in the Archdiocese as a catechist for 45 years.

Archbishop Alex Thomas presents a plaque to honour Mrs. Anna Mugadza for her sterling work in the Archdiocese as a catechist for 45 years.

Catechists in Matebeleland received a special honour during the Archdiocese of Bulawayo’s commemoration of 140 years of Christianity held on 29 June 2019 at Our Lady of Fatima in Pumula South. Of special mention was Mrs. Anna Mugadza who received a special recognition from Pope Francis for her sterling contribution as a catechist in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo for 45 years and the late Mr. Alexander Regis Gwenelo. Continue reading

Three priests ordained in Bulawayo as Archdiocese celebrates 140 years of Christianity in Matebeleland.  

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Archbishop Alex presents the newly ordained priests to the congregation.

Archbishop Alex presents the newly ordained priests to the congregation.

The Archdiocese of Bulawayo on 29 June 2019 celebrated 140 years of Christianity in Matabeleland and 25 years as a metropolitan see. The celebrations were a symbol of massive spiritual and infrastructural development by the Catholic Church in Matebeleland from the time of the first missionaries in 1879 and their settlement at Empandeni in 1887. The celebrations, held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Pumula South were coupled with the priestly ordination of Fr. Prize Kevin Madzivanyika CMM, Fr. Brian Francis Kandlela and Fr. Vusimuzi Golden Moyo. Continue reading