By Sithokozile Ndebele, Thabani Phiri and Fr. Limukani Ndlovu Two nurses holding nurses' lamp symbolizing the nurses' profession stand in front of Archbishop Alex Thomas and Fr. Limukani. After celebrating 2020 International Year for the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale at Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre on the 22nd … Continue reading Catholic Nurses’ Guild reawakens in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo
By CCN Reporter The graveyard at Driefontein where priests and religious of the diocese are interred. Gweru Diocese priests and religious led by their bishop Rt. Rev. Rudolf Nyandoro gathered at Driefontein Mission to remember and pray for their departed co-workers. The memorial that was held on 21 November 2020 was held at Driefontein Mission … Continue reading Gweru Diocese remembers departed priests and religious through prayer.
From 1936 to 2020 Fr Karl Steffens was born on 1 April 1936 in Saarburg, Germany. He grew up there, and went to school in the town. On completing his secondary education, he entered the Society of Jesus (West German Province) on 19 April 1955 at Eringerfeld, Germany. After his novitiate he studied philosophy in … Continue reading Fr Karl Steffens SJ dies
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro receives a crosier from Bishop Michael Bhasera as a sign of handing over the diocese into his care. 24 October 2020 was a day of jubilation for Catholics in Gweru Diocese as they welcomed their shepherd, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro who was installed to take over the diocese at … Continue reading Bishop Nyandoro calls diocese to promote unity, common purpose and stewardship
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Br. Xavier relaxes with Sr. Lydia Fabian at the Manger in Harare as he narrates the story of his transformation. Born on 30 August 1935, Fr. Frank Wirz, a Catholic priest under the Swiz based Bethlehem Mission Society (SMB) turned 85 years in 2020. He has been a catholic priest for … Continue reading Call within a Call: Fr. Frank Wirz becomes Brother Xavier after 57 years of active priesthood
Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro, Bishop Emeritus Angelo Floro and priests stand at the plaque to mark the 50th anniversary of Uganda Martyrs Mission in Gokwe. Uganda Martyrs, one of the first catholic missions in Gokwe Diocese celebrated its 50th anniversary on 10 October 2020. The Mission that was founded in 1970 was supposed to celebrate its … Continue reading Gokwe Diocese’s Uganda Martyrs Mission turns 50
By CCN Correspondent in Gweru The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) Chairman for Caritas, Archbishop Alex Thomas of the Archdiocese of Bulawayo called the Church to go green and to adopt measures that reduce the effects of climate change. The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC)’Chairman for Caritas, Archbishop Alex Thomas of the Archdiocese of Bulawayo … Continue reading Caritas Zimbabwe commemorates 5th anniversary of Laudato Si
Many people could have missed the news of the death of the great music teacher of all time and let alone her burial at Chishawasha Mission cemetery due to COVID-19. However, the Bible says in Revelations 14:13 “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that … Continue reading Remembering Sr. Loyola Dressel OP: A woman of wit and great intelligence
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
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
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.
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
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