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Nuncio meets Zimbabwe government minister after clash over Catholic bishops’ letter

Aug 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s representative in Zimbabwe met a senior government official Wednesday amid tensions following a pastoral letter issued by the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 26, 2020.

Catholic bishops in southern Africa thank Pope Francis for 300,000 euro donation

Aug 20, 2020

The bishops’ conferences of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi thanked Pope Francis last week for his gift of 300,000 euros to... Read more

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Nuncio supports Catholic archbishop denounced by Zimbabwe official

Aug 17, 2020

The Pope’s representative in Zimbabwe has expressed solidarity with a Catholic archbishop after he was harshly criticized by a government... Read more

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Harare archdiocese releases pastoral plan for small Christian communities

Feb 14, 2020

The Archdiocese of Harare has released a pastoral plan to instigate smaller community cells aimed at fostering an intimate Christian... Read more

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Farmers in Zimbabwe facing severe droughts, hunger crisis, CRS says

Dec 31, 2019

As severe drought conditions continue in Zimbabwe, close to 7 million people are facing food shortages, a Catholic aid agency... Read more

An undated photo of John Bradburne (L) with a leper.

This secular Franciscan lived among lepers. Could he become Zimbabwe’s first saint?

Dec 24, 2019

British-born John Bradburne, who died in Zimbabwe 40 years ago, could be on his way to becoming the country’s first... Read more

Zimbabwe conference urges cooperation to fight human trafficking

Jul 1, 2019

A recent conference in Zimbabwe encouraged government officials, church leaders and academics to work together to fight human trafficking.  Read more

Protesters in Zimbabwe barricaded roads with burning tires after the government more than doubled the price of fuel January 2019.

‘Zimbabwe is burning’: Bishops call for peace amid violent protests, crackdown

Jan 22, 2019

As political protests in Zimbabwe have turned violent and even fatal, reportedly leaving at least 12 people dead, the bishops... Read more

Emmerson Mnangagwa.

As Zimbabwe election approaches, Christian leaders stress peace, civility

Jun 13, 2018

Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for civility and a peaceful transition as the country prepares for a... Read more

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As Zimbabwe's president resigns, Catholic bishops call for peace and patience

Nov 22, 2017

As events continue to unfold surrounding the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Catholic bishops of the country have called... Read more

The flag of Zimbabwe, which inspired the #ThisFlag movement denouncing the Mugabe government's management of the economy.

Amid protests, Zimbabwe's Christian leaders band together to speak out

Jul 22, 2016

In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment of a Christian pastor whose video about his... Read more