Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference

Catholics host national youth conference

August 25, 2017
Catholic church recently converged at Kutama College for the national youth conference which was held under the theme “The Might One has done great things for me and holy is his name”. The conference is held after every four years. Speaking in an interview with RelZim at the conference that ...

Churches meet with Mugabe about peace

April 16, 2013
The Ecumenical Peace Observation Initiative has met President Robert Mugabe and encouraged the Zimbabwean leader to put into action his peace campaign messages. President Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zanu PF, whose party stands accused of perpetrating violence has since the formation of the coalition government four years ago been ...

Catholic development agency seeks accountant (Deadline: Feb 11)

February 3, 2013
Trócaire is a Development Agency of the Irish Catholic Church.  The Agency works in Zimbabwe under an MoU with the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference.  A vacancy for a Programme Accountant has arisen within its Zimbabwe Office. The successful candidate will be managed by the Finance and Admin Manager and work ...

Finance Minister asks Prophets Angel and Makandiwa to liquidate government debt

January 11, 2013
Finance Minister Tendai Biti has jokingly challenged Spirit Embassy founder Prophet Uebert Angel and United Family International Church leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa to “produce” over USD10 billion required to liquidate government’s debt and to fund national programmes. This follows claims that Prophet Angel enables congregants to “miraculously” receive money in their ...

Four church umbrella bodies pray for all stakeholders’ constitution conference

October 16, 2012
Four church umbrella bodies on Saturday gathered to pray for a peaceful all stakeholders’ constitution conference to be held from October 21 to 23. Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) Secretary General Rev Solomon Zwana said, “We are here as churches that fall under four bodies that is Union for Development of ...

ZCBC Pastoral Letter to ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA 19 June 2012 (Full text)

July 11, 2012
Below, RelZim.org provides full text of the six-page Pastoral Letter to Zimbabweans in the Diaspora by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference. It was published on June 19, 2012  ‘There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off ‘ (Proverbs 23:18)  1. INTRODUCTION We, the Catholic Bishops of Zimbabwe, primarily address this ...

Catholic bishops appeal for funds to translate new pastoral letter into local langauges

March 27, 2012
reprinted from IN TOUCH WITH CHURCH AND FAITH #170, a Jescom publication. Catholic  bishops are appealing for funds to cover the cost of translation into Ndebele and Shona of their most recent pastoral letter,  “Proclaiming a Gospel of Life.” The letter released on March 13 deals with human life from the moment of conception until natural ...

Obituary: Sister Mary Vincent Rafferty, OP (1925-2011)

September 24, 2011
This Roman Catholic nun from Ireland did what every foreign-born missionary ought to do: she prepared the way for her locally-born successors. Norma Eileen Rafferty was born in Ireland in 1925. She took her first vows as a Dominican Missionary Sister in Greenwich/England in 1956, now called Sr. Mary Vincent ...

EFZ president appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission

August 29, 2011
Word of Life founder and senior pastor Dr. Goodwill Shana has been appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission set to stem out corruption in the country. In a statement last Wednesday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr. Misheck Sibanda said the appointments were done in consultation with Prime Minister Morgan ...

Ezra Chitando: Church increasingly playing political role

August 26, 2011
Professor Ezra Chitando, a religious studies lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, has said the Church and religion in general are becoming a vehicle to engage government and are increasingly playing a significant role in the country’s political terrain. Speaking at a Southern African Political Economy Series (SAPES) policy dialogue forum on the ...
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