“Here I am, I come to do your will”; new Bishop of Gweru Diocese

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Pope Francis has appointed the bishop of Gokwe, Rt. Rev Rudolf Nyandoro as the bishop of Gweru following the death of Bishop Xavier Munyongani in 2017. The announcement that was made on 11 September by the Nunciature revealed that Bishop Nyandoro had been transferred to lead the Diocese of Gweru that … Continue reading “Here I am, I come to do your will”; new Bishop of Gweru Diocese

Papal Representative ordains two in grand visit to Gokwe under COVID-19 protocols

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Archbishop Paolo Rudelli flanked by Bishop Emeritus, Angel Floro, Rt. Rev. Rudolf Nyandoro, Fr. Damien Gumbo, Frs. Khulekhani Chinegoto and Simbarashe Gumbo. The Papal Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Paolo Rudelli ordained two priests for Gokwe Diocese under the COVID-19 protocols where only a selected few were allowed to attend. The ordination … Continue reading Papal Representative ordains two in grand visit to Gokwe under COVID-19 protocols

Pope Francis’ call for a just economic world order as he stands with Zimbabwe in the COVID-19 era.

Papal representative to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Paolo Rudelli The world is sick because of another virus of selfishness. Eradication of COVID-19, poverty, the opportunity to reconsider economic and trade block or sanctions and working for a just economic world order is at the heart of Pope Francis who always advocates for change of attitude in the … Continue reading Pope Francis’ call for a just economic world order as he stands with Zimbabwe in the COVID-19 era.

Shortage of water may worsen COVID-19 situation in rural Zimbabwe

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The shortage of water in many rural areas may increase the spread of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. The fight against COVID-19 may prove to be very complex in rural Zimbabwe where people battle with different challenges characterised with hunger and starvation owing to drought, political and economic strife. While other regulations like … Continue reading Shortage of water may worsen COVID-19 situation in rural Zimbabwe

THE MARCH IS NOT ENDED

Pastoral Letter of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference On the Current Situation in Zimbabwe 14 August 2020 Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops pose for a picture with Papal Nuncio Archbishop Paolo Rudelli. 1. Introduction John Robert Lewis, an American politician and civil-rights leader, who served in the United States House of Representatives, died recently. At his funeral … Continue reading THE MARCH IS NOT ENDED

Response to COVID-19 still very poor as Catholic Church escalates efforts to fight the pandemic

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The Catholic Church in Zimbabwe has braced herself in fighting against COVID-19 as the number of infections and deaths continue to rise in the country. The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Health Commission has been on their toes running awareness and training courses in Catholic hospitals most of whom lie in the … Continue reading Response to COVID-19 still very poor as Catholic Church escalates efforts to fight the pandemic

Bondolfi Teachers’ College closes doors after opening for one day as COVID-19 lock down intensifies

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bondolfi Teachers’ College has closed its doors again one day after it opened on Monday following a directive from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education ordering “suspension of face-to-face lectures on Campus in all tertiary education institutions” due to sky rocketing numbers of COVID-19 infections in the country. Students were … Continue reading Bondolfi Teachers’ College closes doors after opening for one day as COVID-19 lock down intensifies

Pastoral Reflections and Exhortations in the Context of COVID-19

Thursday 16 July 2020 A Shepherd’s Reflection Out of heartfelt compassion and a desire to share a message of faith, hope and courage in the context of the scourge of COVID-19, we your Shepherds write to you our brothers and sisters in the Lord. We therefore address ourselves to; Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, and … Continue reading Pastoral Reflections and Exhortations in the Context of COVID-19

COVID-19 brings challenges of exclusion in education; Rural learners sing the blues as demands for e-learning worsens their situation.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa COVID-19 has created worse the challenges for the already burdened education system, let alone children from poor backgrounds who cannot access the so called e-learning facilities. With the current economic situation, only children from affluent families can afford to venture into e-learning platforms making education an elitist right. Those from already … Continue reading COVID-19 brings challenges of exclusion in education; Rural learners sing the blues as demands for e-learning worsens their situation.

Spiritual innovation sustains St. Agnes Parish in the face of COVID-19

By Josiah Chiwakira Church activities are slowly gathering momentum at St. Agnes parish in Chitungwiza. The church doors remain open at St. Agnes parish church in Zengeza Chitungwiza and parishioners continue to come for prayers in singles, pairs or groups of threes observing the covid 19 restrictions. This was confirmed by elder, pioneer and educator … Continue reading Spiritual innovation sustains St. Agnes Parish in the face of COVID-19

Let your servants go in peace: The story of the SMB Missionaries in Zimbabwe

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bondolfi Mission in Masvingo Diocese, one of the first and most renowned missions in the diocese because of its reputation in education and spiritual formation was named in memory of the spiritual guru, Msgr. Pietro Bondolfi who founded the Bethlehem Mission Society in 1921. The missionary journey of the Bethlehem Mission … Continue reading Let your servants go in peace: The story of the SMB Missionaries in Zimbabwe

Catholic Church joins Covid-19 prayer and fasting

By Admire Kakukudzo Fr Phillip Kembo leading a prayer on behalf of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) on the 15th June 2020 during the Presidential National Prayer and Fasting day for Covid 19 at the State House. Church leaders from different denominations and various government officials attended the historic presidential prayer and fasting day including … Continue reading Catholic Church joins Covid-19 prayer and fasting

The plight of the rural learner amid worsening situations of COVID-19

By Justice Ngonidzashe Mutizamhepo The COVID-19 pandemic has landed almost all the institutions across the globe in a crisis. Economies have been put to a standstill, with little if any production at all. Health sectors have been shaken, the worst affected being the ill prepared and sub-standard African health systems with most health personnel either … Continue reading The plight of the rural learner amid worsening situations of COVID-19

A Lockdown Reflection

By Fr. Keto Sithole Diocese of Hwange Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is in her second month of the lockdown after the President of the Republic (His Excellency Emerson Dambudzo Munangagwa) delivered the arguably unwelcome but anticipated news to the citizenry. The 21 days of total lockdown of business and social life began on 30th of March 2020 … Continue reading A Lockdown Reflection