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

Catholic hospitals appreciate Papal donation

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Rev. Simbarashe Ndlovu receives a consignment for Gokwe Diocese from ZCBC Health Coordinator, Sr. Salome Mateko. Distribution of medical supplies donated by Pope Francis through the Nunciature in Harare has been underway with hospitals collecting shares allocated to them. The distribution was according to bed capacity which determines the hospital size. … Continue reading Catholic hospitals appreciate Papal donation

Mary Ward Sister 103 challenges consecrated women to practice total obedience to superiors.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Sr. Christopher Angell CJ, still writes hundreds of letters at 103. While corona virus was brewing and simmering in China and the world was bracing for the worst in dealing with the pandemic, in Zimbabwe, Sr. Christopher Angell CJ, celebrated the gift of a long fulfilling life. It was on 17 … Continue reading Mary Ward Sister 103 challenges consecrated women to practice total obedience to superiors.

Zimbabwe at 40: ZCBC Pastoral Letter on the 40th Anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Independence.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa As Zimbabwe celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference (ZCBC) has challenged the government to prioritize the welfare of the majority and the poor and to adhere to the country's constitution in the promotion of rights and freedoms for the people of Zimbabwe. In a Pastoral Letter issued on … Continue reading Zimbabwe at 40: ZCBC Pastoral Letter on the 40th Anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Independence.

Catholic University of Zimbabwe offers Chaplaincy Course in Masvingo

By Tatenda Mqetu The Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) recently introduced the Chaplaincy course at Gokomere Mission in Masvingo Diocese so as to equip Priests to serve as qualified chaplains in schools, hospitals and other institutions which is a great stride in empowering Church personnel in the responsibilities that they are assigned to. History is … Continue reading Catholic University of Zimbabwe offers Chaplaincy Course in Masvingo

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops appeal for aid to feed starving population.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Archbishop Robert Ndlovu flanked by Bishops Rudolf Nyandoro and Paul Horan, delivers the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops's Conference message on the need for food aid. The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) has buttressed the government’s call by appealing for food aid citing that half of the country’s population may face starvation in … Continue reading Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops appeal for aid to feed starving population.

Sub-Regional Conference of Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe gathers momentum in a spiritual federation.

By Albert Dhafana Technical Working Group Laity Representative ZCBC The bishops of the three countries of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have been consulting among themselves for some time on how they could increase cooperation on a number of issues, especially on the pastoral front. The three countries share very close ties going back into history. … Continue reading Sub-Regional Conference of Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe gathers momentum in a spiritual federation.

Pope Francis appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Msgr Paolo Rudelli carries the vision of the Holy See for a Church that spends herself for humanity. The Nuncio to Zimbabwe Msgr Paolo Rudelli. By Br. Alfonce Kugwa His Holiness Pope Francis has recently appointed an Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe. The appointment that was announced on 25 January 2020 introduced His Grace Monsignor Paolo … Continue reading Pope Francis appoints Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Renew and not reinvent formation of religious men and women

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa CMRS Members and Bishops pay attention as Fr. Robert Igo explains about the need to renew formation of religious men and women. The Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CMRS) is destined to resume a formation programme at Wadzanai Training Centre in Harare as a way of enhancing formation of those who … Continue reading Renew and not reinvent formation of religious men and women

Church and security sector engagement a path to peace and true freedom

 By Cecilia Dzvairo The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Coordinator, Fr. Edward Ndete makes a presentation on people's rights. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Masvingo recently hosted a Dialogue meeting between the Church represented by the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) comprising of ZCBC, UDACIZA, EFZ, ZCC and the Security Sector on enhancing … Continue reading Church and security sector engagement a path to peace and true freedom

Mary Help of Christians Shrine comes alive in Gweru Diocese

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bishop Bhasera plants a tree at the site Mary Help of Christians shrine at Driefontein Mission in Gweru Diocese. Mary Help of Christians Shrine is taking shape in Gweru Diocese, this time behind Muonde hospital after the first proposal to have it at Marirangwe near Shashe river flopped with authorities citing … Continue reading Mary Help of Christians Shrine comes alive in Gweru Diocese