Bishop Mtumbuka hailed for promoting girls’ education

  Community members, including traditional leaders, teachers and students from Wiliro  in Traditional Authority Kyungu, Karonga, have commended Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese for promoting girls’ education through various initiatives. The communities expressed their gratitude when the bishop visited the diocese’s newly-constructed St. Monica Community Day Secondary School (CDSS). “We would like to thank…

Catholic men talk entrepreneurship

  While most men would prefer spending their time watching football and patronising drinking joints, Catholic men under the banner Catholic Men Organisation (CMO) from St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe last Sunday spent time discussing entrepreneurship at a get-together dubbed ‘Macheza a abambo’ (men’s chat). More than 100 men, including Vice-President…

Government engages Catholic women on SDGs

  Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Jean Kalilani has said the Government of Malawi recognises the role of faith-based organisations in the realisation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015. She said religious organisations play a critical role in governance policies, peace and security, gender equality and women empowerment.…

OBM downsizing

Opportunity Bank of Malawi (OBM) has embarked on several service reforms that include reducing serving customers using brick and mortar structures, a development that will see some of its branches closed down, with some of its staff also retrenched. The affected branches include Fatima, Nsanje and Chitipa.  OBM has 630 employees on its payroll. Responding…

Madam Chilima underscores parental roles

  Mary Chilima, wife to the Vice-President, last Saturday called on parents to embrace the spirit of care and support for the children so that they grow up with spiritual and moral values and become productive citizens. Chilima said this when she joined hundreds of children drawn from all the 37 parishes in the Archdiocese…

Phalombe flood victims saved by irrigation

  Malawi regularly experiences natural disasters, particularly drought and floods. According to the World Bank, the floods affects about 26 000 people yearly and reduces the gross domestic product (GDP) by about 1.7 per cent annually. About 86.2 percent of the population is in rural areas. During the rainy season the country is prone to…

Malawi to benefit from Radio Maria Int’l Congress

  Director of Radio Maria Malawi, Fr. Joseph Kimu has described a week-long International Congress of all Radio Maria stations in the world, which took place in Italy recently, as crucial for evangelisation and promotion of socio-economic development of Malawi. Fr. Kimu, who attended the meeting together with his deputy, Fr. Charles Kaponya and president…

Catholic faithful observe World Mission Sunday

  Diocesan administrator for Mzuzu Diocese, Right Reverend Monsignor Michael Mughogho has urged the Catholic faithful to live God’s commandment of love, especially towards the needy. Mughogho was speaking during the World Mission Sunday ceremony at St Teresa, Katete Parish in Mzuzu last Sunday. According to Mughogho, the socio-economic development of the country is failing…

World family meet inspires Malawi delegation

  A delegation from Malawi to the World Meeting of Family in Philadelphia, United States of America has described this year’s gathering as crucial to the Malawi Church and families based on the theme: “Love is our mission: The family fully alive.” The Malawi delegation included five couples, Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa of the Episcopal Conference…

Ziyaye lays stone for St Patrick’s office complex

Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye of the Lilongwe Archdiocese last Saturday, August 1 2015, laid a foundation stone for the construction of a multi-million kwacha office complex at St Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Lilongwe’s Area 18.   Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the project which is expected to cost over K60 million, Ziyaye hailed the…

ECM commends Catholics for supporting Kachebere Seminary

Chairperson of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) His Grace Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese has commended the Catholic laity in Malawi for supporting the church through various initiatives. Archbishop Msusa said this last Friday at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) during a fundraising dinner and dance for Kachebere Major Seminary, which celebrates…

Mangochi holds childhood mass

Children from Mangochi Diocese recently celebrated the Holy Childhood Mass to mark the end of the year. Bishop Montfort Stima of the diocese graced the occasion where he delivered mass and watched displays of traditional dances by children aged between five to 15 He urged the youngsters to be prayerful, honest and love other people.…

Catholic women in Malawi asked to offer hope

Catholic women in Malawi have been urged to bring hope to vulnerable groups in society. Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City, Agnes NyaLonje made the call during the official opening of the 36th Annual General Conference for Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in Mzuzu. “We sow hope in many platforms the workplace through preaching and our…

Nun to head international assembly

Malawian nun Eneless Chimbali has been selected to head the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) in Nairobi, Kenya. She was endorsed during the 16th General Assembly of in Lusaka, Zambia where at least 150 superiors from different congregations gathered under the theme “Go, do not be afraid and serve.” Prisca…

Nuns trained in financial management

The Association of Women, Religious Institute of Malawi (AWRIM) has trained 20 Catholic nuns in financial management. The training, which was funded by the Hilton Foundation of United States of America, drew nuns from different congregations of the Catholic Church in Malawi. Course facilitator Patrick Gathi Wanyanga said the nuns were equipped with skills and…

ECM for child-protection policy

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), through its development arm of Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Cadecom), has embarked on a series of consultations with relevant stakeholders within the Catholic Church to formulate a child-protection policy. The recent consultative meeting was held in Mangochi where students and stakeholders from various child-related projects under ECM discussed…