520 GRADUATE AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AS STUDENT POPULATION INCREASES TO 4 000.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Graduating students in procession to the graduation arena.

520 students graduated from the Catholic University of Zimbabwe on Friday, 13 April 2018. The graduates were capped by the university Chancellor, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu in the presence of all Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops, representatives of the Ministry of Education and friends of the Catholic University.  Continue reading

CHURCH URGED TO REMOVE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DARK SIDE OF LIFE.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Three youths pose for a picture during the ZCBC 2018 Plenary Meeting.

Children and the Youth were at the centre of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s plenary meeting discussions for 2018. The plenary that took place from 10 -11 April looked at ways of promoting interests of children and the youth in the Church especially this year when the universal church celebrates the Year of the Youth. Continue reading

CHINHOYI DIOCESE RECEIVES BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY.

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Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa soon after his ordination as the Bishop of Chinhoyi Diocese waves a greeting while Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Marek Zalewski (right) and Archbishop Robert Ndlovu look on.

Thousands of Christians from across Zimbabwe’s eight Catholic Dioceses thronged Chinhoyi University grounds on Saturday, 7 April 2018 to witness the consecration of the third Bishop of Chinhoyi, Rt. Rev. Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa. Continue reading

Mercy Servants extends hand to Chikurubi Maximum Prison. 

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Its all smiles as Fr. Kunaka hands over donated items to P.C.O.W, Mrs. Mutasa while Mrs. Zakeo looks on.

Mercy Servants, a group under Redemptorist Communications had the last feat of their Lenten initiative at Chikurubi Maximum prison last Saturday where they donated 340, 20 liter buckets and 560 pairs of slippers to 2 700 prisoners. Continue reading

CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT IN JOINT LAUNCH OF TRANSLATED VERSIONS OF CONSTITUTION.

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Mrs. Virginia Mabiza shows a copy of the translated version of the constitution while Bishop Nyandoro (clapping) looks on.

The Government of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference, ZCBC and the National Constitution Translation Committee, recently launched the four translated versions of the national constitution Amendment (No.20) Act 2013. Continue reading

CARITAS COORDINATORS CHALLENGED TO TRANSFORM THE ORGANIZATION THROUGH COOPERATION.

Caritas Coordinators during a workshop to review their work.

Caritas Coordinators during a workshop to review their work.

Caritas Coordinators from across Zimbabwe’s eight Catholic Dioceses had their first quarter coordinating meeting to review their work in alleviating the plight of the poor in the local church. Continue reading

SOARING TEENAGE PREGNANCY WORRIES THE CHURCH.

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Sr. Rosemary Masvimbo CJ, Sister in Charge of St. Joseph Chishawasha Clinic.

Teenage pregnancy is a thorn in the flesh for the church in Zimbabwe with St. Joseph Chishawasha Clinic having recorded 911 pregnancies of girls below the age of 18 years in 2017. The clinic receives between 10 and 25 or more teenage pregnancies every month of girls between 12 and 19years. Continue reading

ASPIRING GWERU MP TURN TO CHURCH FOR SUPPORT.

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Aspiring Gweru Urban Member of Parliament, Nkosi Ndlovu, who will contest in the

Nkosi Nldovu

Nkosi Ndlovu, aspiring MP for Gweru

coming general plebiscite as an independent candidate, has rolled out development programmes for youths and women- pledging to embrace the church in the diverse initiatives. Continue reading

YOUTHS URGED TO DEVELOP VISION FOR BETTER FUTURE.

By. Fortunate Musahla

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Bishop Michael Bhasera blesses the banner to officially launch the Year for the Youth at St. Theresa Cathedral in Gweru.

Hundreds of Catholics from around Gweru Diocese gathered at St. Theresa Cathedral on 17 March 2018 to celebrate the launch of the year for the youth under the theme: “Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” Continue reading

SENIOR REDEMPTORIST BROTHER CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE.

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Br. Benjamin Posvo who will soon celebrate his silver jubilee on 28 April 2018.

Br. Benjamin Posvo of the Redemptorist congregation will next month celebrate his silver jubilee as a religious Brother. Br. Posvo, who joined the Redemptorist Congregation in 1993 will celebrate his 25 years of service on 28 April 2018 at Posvo homestead under chief Hama in Chirumanzu. Continue reading

POPE FRANCIS HAILED FOR PROMOTING PEACE AND JUSTICE AT 5th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PONTIFICATE.

Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Archbishop Marek Zalewski with Ambassador Chitsaka Chipaziwa at a reception to mark the 5th anniversary of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis

The fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Pontificate reached its climax at a reception organized at  Meikles hotel in Harare today, 14 March 2018. Hundreds of invited guests, distinguished representatives of the Government of Zimbabwe, members of the diplomatic community, Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference President, Bishop Michael Bhasera, priests and religious came to show their solidarity with the Pope on the occasion of the  fifth anniversary of his Pontificate. The Pope’s anniversary celebrations were organized by the Papal Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Marek Zalewski. Continue reading

POPE FRANCIS’ 5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN HWANGE DIOCESE.

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Papal Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Marek Zalewski pauses for a picture flanked by Bishop Emeritus of Gokwe Diocese, Angel Floro, Bishop Albert Serrano, Archbishop Robert Ndlovu and Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro and priests from Hwange Diocese during the fifth Papal anniversary celebrations of Pope Francis in Hwange.

MARCH 11 will remain a memorable day for Catholics in Hwange Diocese after the Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Marek Zalewski celebrated the Holy Eucharist with them to mark the 5th anniversary of his Holiness Pope Francis’ Pontificate at St Ignatius Cathedral. Continue reading