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REV. FR. MACDONALD KANKHONO LAID TO REST TODAY

Bishops Tambala and Msusa laying wreaths

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba was full of grief and sorrow as Rev. Fr. MacDonald Kankhono was being laid to rest today at Zomba Cathedral Cemetery.  The Reverend  father had tested positive for Covid-19 on 2nd of February 2021 and was admitted to Zomba Central Hospital  and he passed on on 3rd of February 2021.  Until his death Fr. Kankhono was serving as the Parish Priest of St. Anthony Thondwe Parish, Judicial Vicar for our Diocese and a Lecture...

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APOLOGIES FOR NOT RELEASING THE RESULTS TODAY

The Diocesan Education Board of the Catholic Diocese of Zomba sincerely apologizes for not releasing the Entrance Examinations Results of Zomba Secondary School (Box 2) today 8th of February 2021 due to some problems.  The Board promises to release the results in the course of the week.

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Zomba Diocese CCJP distributes bicycles to volunteers under Albinism Project

Alumando(right) donating bicycle to Chiumia

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace-CCJP in Zomba Diocese says it appreciates the role Community Rights Group representatives play in addressing challenges facing people with albinism in Zomba and Machinga Districts.

CCJP Assistant Project Coordinator for Zomba Diocese, Charles Alumando, was speaking when the commission was distributing bicycles to community rights group representatives as one way of trying to ease mobility challenges t...

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The body of His Grace, Archbishop Ziyaye laid to rest

The body of His Grace, Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has been laid to rest today at Maula Cathedral with full military honors. The Apostolic Nuncio for Malawi and Zambia, His Excellency Gianfranco Gallone, attended the function. 

Also in attendance was His Excellency the State President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his vice, Dr. Saulos Chilima, just to mention a few. May the soul of His Grace, Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye rest in eternal ...

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Message of Condolence to the Archdiocese of Lilongwe on the Death of Archbishop Ziyaye

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba wishes to extend sincere condolences to the Archdiocese of Lilongwe on the untimely death of His Grace, Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye of the Archdiocese. May the soul of His Grace, Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye rest in eternal fellowship with the Heavenly Father.Archbishop Ziyaye

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Zomba Diocese has a Jesuit Priest

Fr Kapita on his priestly ordination

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba welcomes the first-ever Jesuit priest in the name of Fr. Jacob Kapita whose ordination took place at Zomba Cathedral last Saturday.

In his homily, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, who also presided over the ceremony, advised the new priest not to walk alone and be satisfied with what is set before him.

Bishop Tambala said God is sending out Fr. Kapita as sheep in the midst of wolves and that...

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Fr. Chiwaya Celebrates Silver Jubilee

 Fr. Chiwaya renewing vocational vows administered by Bishop Tambala

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba celebrated Silver Jubilee for one of her priests, namely Fr. Henry Chiwaya at a colourful ceremony held at Zomba Cathedral.

The ceremony started with the Eucharistic celebration which was presided over by Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of the Diocese of Zomba.

In his homily, Bishop Tambala, dwelled much on the love of Christ for mankind. He said the love of Christ is unconditional...

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Two Sisters of Daughters of Wisdom celebrate Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession

From left: Bishop Stima, Sister Bernadette, Bishop Tambala and Sister Emma

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese says he appreciates the role the religious congregation of Daughters of Wisdom play in both spiritual and social development areas.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at St. Charles Lwanga parish when two sisters of the congregation, namely; Sr. Emma Nazombe and Sr. Bernadette Kapito were celebrating 25 years of religious life.

Bishop Tambala, who was also the main celebran...

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The body of the late Fr. Juma laid to rest


Bishops laying wreaths at the tomb of the late Fr. Juma

The body of the late Rev. Fr. Lucio Juma of Zomba Diocese has been laid to rest at a ceremony which was attended by a cross-section of people.

Delivering his eulogy at the ceremony, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, described Fr. Juma as a priest who was very dedicated to pastoral work. He said the late Fr. Juma loved his calling as a priest and helped a lot of youths to join priesthood.

He the...

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Two novice sisters of Daughters of Wisdom make first vows

Bishop Tambala administering the wows while the Delegate Superior looks on

Two novice sisters belonging to the congregation of Daughters of Wisdom have made their first profession of religious vows at a function held at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School ground in Zomba Diocese.

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, who presided over the function, urged the new nuns, namely; Catherine Kaluwa and Annie Solomon to be ready to serve and depend on God all the time.

The Zomba Diocese Bishop sai...

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CWO from Sacred Heart Church pays visit to Catechist Chikwakwa


Catechist Chikwakwa and his wife addressing the women

The Catholic Women Organisation-CWO for Sacred Heart Church, Zomba Cathedral, says it is willing and ready to support all the activities aimed at accelerating meaningful implementation of the Diocesan Strategic Plan.

The Chairlady of CWO at the Church, Mrs. Mary Matola, was speaking at Catechist Yonas Chikwakwa’s residence when the group paid him a visit to thank him for the catechetical role he plays in addressing the spiritua...

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Zomba Diocese remains committed to ending violence against people with albinism

Bishop Tambala addressing participants

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba says it remains committed to ending violence and all forms of human rights abuses that people with albinism face.

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of the Diocese, was speaking at Thondwe Pastoral Centre when he was officially opening a two-day workshop for priests, chiefs and school head teachers aimed at discussing means and ways of improving lives of people with albinism through access to justice and quality...

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St. Francis Choir shines in SP implementation at Mayaka Parish

Burning of bricks in progress at Mayaka by St. Francis Choir members

The Parish Priest for Mayaka, Fr. Phillip Mumbulu says he appreciates the role various groups in the parish play that contributes significantly towards the attainment of a self-reliant Church.

Fr. Mumbulu was speaking when members of St. Francis Choir were burning bricks meant for the construction of toilets and bathrooms at the parish.

The Parish Priest has since applauded St. Francis Choir for the effort and ask...

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No Plan B for running the Diocese if Strategic Plan fails

Bishop Tambala flanked by Prof. Kanyongolo and Fr. Chiwanda 

Diocesan Priests in Zomba have been challenged to engage an extra gear in the implementation of the Diocese’s Strategic Plan (SP) saying there is no plan B for running the Diocese if Strategic Plan fails. 

Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala was speaking at Thondwe Pastoral Centre at the first SP meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country some five months ago.

While admitting that COVI...

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Discalced Carmelite nuns urged to continue praying for the needs of the world

Bishop Tambala gives the Bible to Sr. Luciette after the latter had taken final vows

Discalced Carmelite nuns of Zomba Carmel have been urged to love listening to the word of God and pray for the needs of people and the world at large.

Speaking when he presided over the solemn profession and veiling of Sister Luciette Marie at Holy Family Monastery, Bishop of the Diocese of Zomba, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, advised the nun to look forward and depend on God all the time.

 “Never lo...

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Save the Children Donates COVID-19 Isolation Centre to Pirimiti Hospital

Ribbon cutting: the climax of the function

Save the Children Malawi says it appreciates the role faith-based institutions play to support Government in the provision of quality health-care services in the country.

Save the Children Country Director for Malawi, Kim Koch, was speaking at Pirimiti Hospital when the organization was handing over a COVID-19 Isolation Centre to the hospital which is under Zomba Diocese of the Catholic Church.

Koch said that although her organization is child-...

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Christians build Catechist’s House

Catechist's House under construction

Christians of St. Daniel Comboni (Chingale) Church in Zomba Diocese say that they remain committed to ensure that their dream of building a new house for their Catechist sees the light of the day.

One of the Christians from the Church, Mr. Andrew Kalele said they managed to mould bricks and conducted a Paper Sunday at which they raised over six hundred thousand Kwacha which gave them the momentum to kicks-tart construction work.

He said the current h...

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Diocesan Taskforce on COVID-19 targets hard-to-reach areas with sensitization initiative

In a cape: Taskforce Chairperson, Brother Frank donating liquid soap to Mpyupyu market Chairperson 

Today, the Diocesan Taskforce on COVID-19 was on the road again with sensitization campaign and distribution of hygienic and personal protective equipment. Posters carrying messages about Coronavirus have also been distributed. 

Today, the Taskforce switched direction and moved around Matawale, Air-wing, Govala, Dambolanyanga and the main activity was at Mpyupyu Market.

At Mpyupyu Ma...

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Diocesan COVID-19 Taskforce takes the campaign to rural areas of Zomba Diocese

Standing right: Taskforce Chairperson, Brother Mwambucha 

Members of the Diocesan Taskforce on COVID-19 have taken the campaign to Chingale and the surrounding rural areas where they have disseminated awareness messages and distributed hygienic and personal protective equipment.

Through Public Address (PA) system the Taskforce has engaged people of 7 Miles, Namadidi, Changalume, Ntiya and Chingale Trading Centre, where a cross-section of people turned up, being a market day in Chingale.

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Various groups in Zomba Diocese join forces to halt the spread of Coronavirus

Holy-Trinity Parish CMO members standing behind a table with masks on it

A group of Catholic Men Organisation-CMO from Holy Trinity (Matawale)parish in Zomba Diocese recently mobilised resources and procured 400 face masks in a bid to contribute to implementation of preventive measures against the novel Coronavirus.

The masks have been distributed to four Outstations under the parish. Each Outstation got 100 masks to reach out to those most needy. It is expected that individual Outstations...

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Stockholm Diocese donates COVID-19 PPEs to Health Centres in Zomba Diocese

Brother Mwambucha symbolically presents the donation to Sr. Mary.

As the number of well-wishers donating COVID-19 materials to Health Centres in Zomba Diocese continues to grow, the Diocese of Stockholm in Sweden becomes the latest to provide assorted personal protective equipment-PPEs.

The items were presented to Pirimiti Hospital of the Diocese as a centre, so that all the other Health Centres can come and collect a share of their items.

Speaking when he presented the donated PPE...

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La Obra Maxima Donates three Oxygen Concentrators to Pririmiti Hospital in Zomba Diocese

In white dress: Nurse-In-Charge for Pirimiti Hospital, Sr. Mary Njuguna receiving the machines with staff members

The Spain-based Missionary NGO La Obra Maxima has donated three new oxygen concentrators to Pirimiti Community hospital of Zomba Diocese in a bid to improve delivery of quality health care services at the hospital.

La Obra Maxima is the Missionary NGO of the Order of the Discalced Carmelite priests and brothers in Northern Spain and has made this donation as one way of trying t...

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Daughters of Wisdom donate staff houses to Mayaka Health Centre in Zomba Diocese

Bishop Tambala cuts ribbon to officially open the houses 

The France-based General Council of Daughters of Wisdom, also know as Montfort Sisters, has donated houses to Mayaka Health Centre which they have built in a bid to minimize accommodation challenges facing technical staff members for the facility.

Speaking when he officially received and blessed the houses, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, commended the huge role Religious Congregations in the Diocese p...

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Zomba Diocese intensifies fight against the spread of Corona Virus

Fr. Innocent (in blue Short-sleeved shirt) donating items assisted by Fr. Isaac and Mr. Sandifolo

The special Task Force on COVID-19 in Zomba Diocese says it remains committed to contain the spread of the novel Corona Virus among Christians and all the people in the Diocese and the surrounding areas.

The Chairperson of the Task Force, Fr. Innocent Chiwanda, was speaking when he led a Diocesan delegation to Chipini Health Centre, Namitembo Parish and Namitembo Farm where they donated a numb...

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US-based Kenyan nun equips religious women in Zomba Diocese with reconciliation and restorative justice skills

Group photo for some of the participants at the workshop

Religious women and lay collaborators in the Catholic Diocese of Zomba have been equipped with reconciliation and restorative justice skills, thanks to the United States-based Kenyan sister, namely Mumbi Kigotha of the congregation of Sisters of the Precious Blood.

Sister Mumbi, facilitated a one-week workshop for religious women and some lay collaborator at Thondwe Pastoral Centre in the Diocese aimed at equipping the pastoral ...

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Zomba Diocese celebrates Day of Consecrated Life

Part of the procession with Bishop Tambala entering Zomba Cathedral

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has urged priests and the religious in the Diocese to remain irrevocably focused in their vocation so that they can continue to grow in wisdom and experience salvation at the end of their life.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Zomba Cathedral where he presided over Holy Mass as the Diocese was celebrating Day of the Consecrated Life.

The Bishop advised a cross-section of...

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Zomba Diocese opens eighteenth parish

Bishop Tambala cuts ribbon to officially open the parish

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba continues to grow as evidenced by the opening of the eighteenth parish by Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of the Diocese.

Speaking when he was officially opening the parish at a ground-breaking ceremony, Bishop Tambala said the opening of the new parish in the Diocese is a clear indication that the Church is growing.

The Bishop said the birth of the parish is the fruit of the Diocese’s five-ye...

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Zomba Diocese goes green

Monsignor Chilolo planting a tree at Thondwe Pastoral Centre flanked by CWO members

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba goes green, thanks to the effort by Catholic Women Organisation-CWO from St. Charles Lwanga parish who organized a tree planting day at their parish and then at Thondwe Pastoral Centre.

Inspired by one of the key themes in the five-year Strategic Plan for the Diocese which speaks volumes on the significance of environmental conservation, the women mobilized resources from CWO m...

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Bishop Tambala inaugurates modern Primary School in Zomba Diocese

Bishop Tambala cuts ribbon as he officially inaugurates the new school

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has officially inaugurated a state-of-the-art Private Primary School in the Diocese with a call to parents and teachers to join hands in promoting delivery of quality education at the school.

Speaking at Fr. Frederick Scragg Private Primary School, Bishop Tambala said knowledge is key to success, hence the need for all stakeholders to play their active role in a bid ...

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St. Gregory Choir Wins 2019 Zomba Diocese SP Choir Festival


Winners of the 2019 SP Choir Festival: St. Gregory Choir from Holy-Trinity Matawale parish lifting their trophy

Catholic choirs in Zomba Diocese have been called upon to promote the taste of Catholic songs by embracing use of traditional music instruments when singing.

The call was made by Rev. Fr. Leonard Namwera at Zomba Cathedral during the inaugural Eucharistic celebration for the 2019 Zomba Diocese Choir Festival finals.

Fr. Namwera, who represented Bishop Tambala of the D...

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No reverse gear for a self-reliant Church!

Bishop Tambala officially opening the meeting

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has challenged Strategic Plan (SP) implementation teams in the Diocese to take a leading role and keep on pushing for successful implementation of the Plan, saying that there is no reverse gear in building a self-reliant Church.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Thondwe Pastoral Centre at the opening of the SP implementation progress review meeting which attracted participants from almost all the pa...

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Matawale parish launches CMO

The Guest of Honour, Mr. Mvenya, cutting the ribbon to unveil CMO constitution assisted by Fr. Mafui

The parish priest for Holy Trinity-Matawale has urged Catholic men in the parish to remain united with an aim of enhancing their participation in various Church programmes.

Fr. Moses Mafui was speaking at the landmark launch of Catholic Men Organisation-CMO at the parish which attracted people from all walks of life.

Fr. Mafui said for a long time, men’s role in the Church has not...

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Zomba Diocese in Triple Celebrations

Children ready to burst balloons to mark the climax of the celebrations

A cross-section of Christians in Zomba Diocese gathered at their Cathedral to attend triple celebrations, namely, 100 years of Maximum illud, 60 years of Zomba Diocese and 2 years of Diocesan Strategic Plan implementation.

At the celebrations, Christians took their time to reflect on what they have contributed towards the growth of their Diocese in terms of pastoral and social development for the past 60 years, the rol...

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Bishop Tambala Urges University Catholic Students to be Visionary

Dr. Shaba cuts ribbon on SP booklet assisted by Chanco students while Bishop Tambala looks on

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala of the Catholic Diocese of Zomba says Catholic students in institutions of high learning have a huge role to play in promoting the mission of the Church.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Chancellor College’s Great Hall at the launch of the Strategic Plan for the College’s Catholic Students which started with the Eucharistic celebration.

In his key note address...

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Zomba Diocese welcomes Mercedarian Sisters


Front row: some of the Mercedarian Sisters

Christians at Domasi parish in Zomba Diocese have been urged to work hand in hand with Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in addressing the spiritual and socio-economic needs of the people.

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of the Diocese, was speaking at the parish where he presided over the official welcoming ceremony of the sisters whose convent will be based at the parish.

Bishop Tambala said the sisters have come to serve and not ...

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Zomba Diocese expects to welcome Mercedarian Sisters

Some of the Mercedarian Sisters in a file photo 

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba will tomorrow, Saturday 09th November 2019, officially welcome Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, also known as Mercedarian Sisters into the Diocese at a function to be held at Domasi Parish, where they will be based. 

Among other activities at the function, there will be blessing of their Guest House as well as blessing their Mission in the Diocese.

As we always do, let’s go in our large numbers and witness the g...

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Call for peace should not just be like a slogan

Bishop Tambala

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba today joins the rest of the Dioceses in Malawi to pray for peace, unity and reconciliation among people in the country.

In his homily during special Eucharistic celebration held at Zomba Cathedral, Bishop George Desmond Tambala of the Diocese called upon people to be “instruments” of peace by, among other things, refraining from conduct that has the potential to cause breach of peace and divisions among Malawians.

Bishop Tambala said for peac...

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Youths in Zomba Diocese remain the main focus for Strategic Plan implementation

Fathers Tsegula (in black jacket) and Chikapa in a group photo with youths after the meeting

Youths in Zomba Diocese have been called upon to align their programmes with the Diocesan Strategic Plan which is the spiritual and social development blueprint for the Catholic Diocese of Zomba.

The Bishop’s Secretary, Fr. Isaac Tsegula was speaking at a report presentation meeting from parish-level youth groups held at Thondwe Pastoral Centre.

Fr. Tsegula said youths remain the main focus...

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YCW plead with the youth to join their group


Zomba Diocese YCW in a group photo with Frs. Chikapa (right) and Gift Phiri

In a bid to ensure that their group has more members, Young Christian Workers-YCW in Zomba Diocese have appealed to parents to encourage their sons and daughters to join them.

Speaking after a three-day retreat held at St. Paul-Matiya parish, the Youth Chaplain for Zomba Diocese, Fr. Andrew Chikapa said there are a lot of groups in the church, but it is sad to note that there are only few youths that ...

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Catholic men challenged to be visible in the church

Fr. Nthalika stressing a point when he was facilitating the retreat

Catholic men from Holy Trinity-Matawale parish in Zomba Diocese have been challenged to come out of their cocoon and be visible in the church through active participation in various church programmes.

Fr. Elizeo Nthalika from the Archdiocese of Blantyre was speaking at a one-day retreat for Catholic Men Organisation-CMO from Matawale parish. Fr. Nthalika said for the past couple of years, men have been passive in the ...

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Bishop Tambala meets Laity Council on Seminary fees


Bishop Tambala with members of the Laity Council

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has appealed to Christians in the Diocese to leave no stone unturned in order to raise funds for school fees for the Diocese’s major seminarians.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at a Laity Council meeting held at Zomba Catholic Secondary School hall which was convened with an aim of brainstorming on how the Diocese could raise funds to be used for paying school fees for its major seminarian...

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The Catholic Church in Malawi ordains 14 Deacons

Newly ordained deacons

Newly ordained deacons have been advised to offer themselves to the Lord as a sacrifice in order for them to discharge their pastoral duties successfully.

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese was speaking at Zomba Cathedral when he presided over ordination of fourteen deacons from various Dioceses in the country.

Rt. Rev. Tambala said as preachers of the Word of God the deacons should make themselves available all the time and ensure that they are primar...

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Bishop Tambala advises the youth to answer the Lord’s calling to different vocations without hesitation

Bishop Tambala

Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala has advised the youth not to ignore when the Lord calls them to different Vocations in the Church.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Zomba Diocese at the celebration of this year’s Vocations Sunday.

Rt. Rev. Tambala said the youth should be decisive by ensuring that they answer to the Lord’s calling without delay or hesitation.  At this juncture, the Bishop gave an example of St. Pete...

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Mindset Change-Key to Successful SP Implementation in Zomba Diocese

The Vicar General for Zomba Diocese says mindset change is key to successful Strategic Plan implementation in the Diocese.

Monsignor Vincent Chilolo was speaking at Thondwe Pastoral Centre where Strategic Plan (SP) implementation teams from all the seventeen parishes in the Diocese were presenting quarterly implementation progress reports to the main Strategic Plan Committee at Diocese level.

The Vicar General said without changing the way parishioners do their things, it would be diff...

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Tap your strength from Christ-Bishop Tambala advises priests

Zomba Diocese priests renewing their vocational vows with Bishop Tambala in the middle

Priests in Zomba Diocese have been advised to tap their strength from Jesus Christ when discharging their pastoral duties.

Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala was speaking at Zomba Cathedral where he presided over Chrism mass.

Bishop Tambala said Jesus Christ is the high priest hence the source of strength and courage for all the priests.

“Do not be underlet by the challenge...

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Zomba Diocese welcomes Brothers of the Congregation of St. Gabriel

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba has officially welcomed Brothers of St. Gabriel Congregation who have come to spearhead delivery of quality education at Fr. Scraggs Private Primary School.

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, officially welcomed the brothers at Zomba Cathedral in the presence of parishioners.

The two education experts are Brother Ajay Anugrm from India and Brother Prudence Shirubute from Rwanda.

Fr. Scraggs Private Primary School is a newly constr...

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Zomba Diocese CWO visits Chilwa Reformatory Centre

Zomba Diocese CWO members at Chilwa Reformatory Centre

The Chairlady for Catholic Women Organisation-CWO in Zomba Diocese has assured juveniles at Chilwa Reformatory Centre of her group’s support towards alleviating some of the challenges they face.

Mrs. Patricia Chiwewe was speaking when CWO members in the Diocese were donating assorted items valued at over MK1 million to juveniles at the Centre.

Mrs. Chiwewe said Catholic Women Organisation, as a Church group composed mostly of m...

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ECM Launches flood response exercise in Zomba Diocese

Bishop Tambala symbolically donates assorted items to a flood victim assisted by Bishop Musikuwa

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has assured flood victims in the country that the Catholic Church will do all it can to minimise their sufferings.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Makina Camp in the area of Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba district when the Episcopal Conference of Malawi-ECM was launching a flood emergency response exercise through Catholic Development Commiss...

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Zomba Diocese opens Hall and Nursery School

BP Tambala unveils plaque assisted by Mario

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has today officially opened a hall and a nursery school at Pirimiti parish with a call to community members and Catholic Christians in particular to take proper care of the two facilities.

Bishop Tambala said the coming of the hall and the nursery school is a great gift for the people of Pirimiti parish and the surrounding areas.

“The best way to show appreciation for a good thing that somebo...

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Zomba Diocese Trains Youths in Leadership for a Self-reliant Church

Group photo for youth representatives and facilitators at the training

The Pastoral Department in Zomba Diocese says youths are very crucial in building a self reliant Church.

The Pastoral Secretary for the Diocese, Fr. Innocent Chiwanda, was speaking at a one-day Youth Leadership for a Self-reliant Church Training held at Thondwe Pastoral Centre in the Diocese.

Fr. Chiwanda says his Department will continue engaging the youth in a number of activities as the Diocese is in the proc...

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Bishop's Secretary advises Catholics to vote wisely

Catholic Christians at Pirimiti parish have been advised to vote wisely at the forth-coming tripartite elections.

The Bishop’s Secretary for Zomba Diocese, Fr. Isaac Tsegula, was speaking after presiding over the Eucharistic celebration at the parish.

Fr. Tsegula said voting time is a rare opportunity that comes once in every five years and people must use this opportunity wisely by choosing good leaders.

“You must vote for leaders that are development-oriented and leave those that ...

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Newly-elected leaders in Zomba Diocese undergo leadership training

Group photo for participants

Newly-elected leaders in Zomba Diocese have been urged to be self-sacrificing when discharging their pastoral duties.

The Pastoral Secretary for Zomba Diocese, Fr. Innocent Chiwanda, made the call at a training of Diocesan Laity Council Executive, Moderators and Diocesan Events Committee on leadership conducted at Thondwe Pastoral Centre in the Diocese.

Fr. Chiwanda said the new leaders have a huge role to play in ensuring that the church governance iss...

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Catholic Community at ZCH advised to remain united

Standing: Monsignor Chilolo 

The Vicar General for Zomba Diocese monsignor Vincent Chilolo has advised the Catholic Community at Zomba Central Hospital-ZCH to remain united in order to promote the good identity of the church at their workplace.

Monsignor Chilolo was speaking at the hospital during the commemoration of World Day for the Sick which started with the holy Eucharistic celebration.

Monsignor Chilolo said as genuine Catholic Christians working at the hospital, they are not sup...

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Encourage children to answer when they hear the calling of the Lord-Bishop Tambala advises parents

Rt. Rev. Tambala blessing a holy veil for Sr. Mary Elizabeth (kneeling)

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has urged parents in the Diocese to encourage their children pursue a religious life when they hear the calling from the Lord.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Holy Family Monastery in the Diocese during the solemn profession and veiling of a Discalced Carmelite nun in the name of Sr. Mary Elizabeth.

Rt. Rev. Tambala said families that offer their children to join religio...

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Bishop Tambala appeals for concerted efforts in proclaiming the Gospel

Rt. Rev. Tambala: Bishop of Zomba Diocese

Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala has appealed for concerted efforts by the three "pillars" of the Church when discharging their pastoral duties.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Zomba Cathedral during the commemoration of Presentation of the Lord Feast Day and World Day of Consecrated Life.

Bishop Tambala said there are three “pillars” in the Church that help each other in discharging pastoral duties, namely Priests, t...

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Zomba Diocese Opens Onother Parish

Bishop Tambala officially opens the new parish by cutting the ribbon

The number of parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Zomba has increased following the opening of a new parish at Kwipululu, which has been an Outstation of Magomero parish in the Diocese.

Speaking at the official opening of the new parish, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese urged Christians of the newly opened parish to remain united all the time with an aim of developing the parish.

“Remain un...

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Let's build a self-reliant Church together-Bishop Tambala appeals

From left: Bishop Tambala, Mr. Bambe-Zomba DC and Kaliati

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba says it appreciates the support it receives from Christians in the Diocese and from all people of good will.

Bishop of the Diocese Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala was speaking at a fund-raising Dinner and Dance which the Diocese organised at Zomba Robbins Park with an aim of generating funds for implementing some of the activities contained in the Diocese’s Strategic Plan.

Bishop Tambala told the gat...

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Bishop Tambala urges Catholic women to accept the will of God without fear

Bishop Tambala

Catholic women in Malawi have been urged to be ready to accept the will of God all the time by showing their availability and dedication to the activities of the Church and the country.

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, was speaking at Machinga Teachers’ Training College when he officially opened the 2018 Catholic Women Organisation National Conference.

Bishop Tambala, who was also the main celebrant at the official opening mass, said women have a ...

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Zomba Diocese Continues to Dream in Colours

Inspired by the launch of the Strategic Plan, the Catholic Diocese of Zomba continues to dream in colours as evidenced by the renovation of Thondwe Pastoral Centre to meet the standard requirements for a modern facility.

Renovation works at the centre are currently underway and it is expected that upon completion, Thondwe Pastoral Centre will be transformed beyond recognition. 

Situated at a quite place suitable for meetings and other related events, this is a well-refurbished Thon...

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An Update on the Construction of Fr. Scraggs Private Primary School in Zomba Diocese

Construction of the state-of-the-art Private Primary School in the Catholic Diocese of Zomba is on the right track. 


A painter fine-tuning an Administration Block at the School


An external view of the school blocks and fence


Inside classrooms 

The school is located at a distance of 3  kilometres from Zomba town, between St. Joseph's Girls Primary School  and St. Joseph's Convent, opposite Zomba Cathedral.

It is expected that the school will start ope...

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Christians in Zomba Diocese Urged to Continue Praying for Bishop Emeritus Allan Chamgwera

Rt. Rev. Tambala ready to present his gift to Bishop Emeritus Allan Chamgwera 

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has urged Christians in the Diocese to continue praying for Bishop emeritus Allan Chamgwera.

Rt. Rev. Tambala made the remarks at Zomba Cathedral during the thanks-giving mass for Bishop emeritus Allan Chamgwera’s 90 years of age, 60 years of priesthood and 37 years of episcopate.

The Local Ordinary of Zomba Diocese said Bishop emeritus Allan Chamgwera is a great...

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Women in Zomba Diocese urged to be vigilant in their faith

Bishop Tambala in a group photo with CWO members in Zomba Diocese

Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala has urged women in the Diocese to be vigilant in their faith.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Bishop Auneau Girls’ Secondary School in the Diocese when he was officially opening the 2018 Annual Diocesan Conference for Catholic Women Organisation-CWO.

Bishop Tambala said nobody knows the day of the coming of the Lord, hence the need for everybody to remain vigila...

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New Pastoral Secretary in Zomba Diocese

Fr. Chiwanda

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, has appointed Fr. Innocent Chiwanda as Diocesan Pastoral Secretary.

Fr. Chiwanda replaces Fr. Stephen Piyo who is leaving for Tanzania for further studies. 

We are very grateful for the various contributions Fr. Piyo has made so far in the Diocese and wish him the very best of success in his studies.

At the same time, we would also like to congratulate Fr. Chiwanda for his new appointment.

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Bishop Tambala ordains one priest for the Sacred Stigmatines Congregation

Bishop Tambala spreads hands on the head of the newly ordained priest

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has asked the newly ordained priest to emulate the priesthood of Jesus Christ when discharging his pastoral duties.

Bishop Tambala was speaking at Holy Trinity-Matawale parish in the Diocese during the ordination of Deacon Davie Thawapo of the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmatines to priesthood.

Bishop Tambala said priesthood is a calling and that the newly ordained...

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Zomba Diocese Commemorates one year Anniversary of Strategic Plan

One year anniversary of SP at Matiya Parish spiced up by members of Proud Catholics

Today the Catholic Diocese of Zomba is celebrating one year anniversary since the launch of the first-ever Strategic Plan.

Part of activities for this commemoration includes visits by members of the main committee for Strategic Plan implementation at Diocese level to parishes to deliver motivation talks to the faithful and meet Strategic Plan implementation committees at parish level with an aim of enc...

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St. Charles Lwanga Parish celebrates Golden Jubilee

St. Charles Lwanga Catholic parish of Zomba Diocese has clocked 50 year since its inception.

Speaking at the 50th anniversary mass, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala appealed to Christians of the parish to emulate the life and works of St. Charles Lwanga, the martyr, who suffered and eventually lost his life because of his deep faith in God. 

Rt. Rev. Tambala said Christianity is not cheap and challenged the Catholic faithful to be prepared to suffer with Jesus C...

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Don't take shortcuts in life-Bishop Tambala challenges youths

Part of 2018 Youth Rally activities

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has challenged youths in the Diocese not to take shortcuts in life if they want to achieve their dreams of prosperity.

Rt. Rev. Tambala was speaking on Saturday at Zomba Cathedral where he presided over mass for this year’s Youth Rally.

Bishop Tambala challenged the youths that there is no shortcut to prosperity hence the need for them to follow all the necessary steps in every activity.

Above all...

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Bishop Mtumbuka urges newly ordained Deacons to be prayerful and obedient

Newly ordained Deacons

Bishop Martin Mtumbuka has ordained twelve deacons with an appeal to them to be prayerful and obedient to their Bishops and to the Catholic Church at large.

Rt. Rev. Mtumbuka was speaking today at Zomba Cathedral during the ordination ceremony of twelve seminarians to deacons. Bishop Mtumbuka said no any deacon or priest on earth becomes successful in his pastoral work without these two fundamental values.

He said these young men are on their way to priesthoo...

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Thondwe Pastoral Centre renovations underway


Men working at Thondwe Pastoral Centre

Renovation work for Thondwe Pastoral Centre in the Catholic Diocese of Zomba is progressing smoothly.

This project aims to renovate dilapidated buildings, complete construction of a hostel and construct a brick wall fence at Thondwe Pastoral Centre of The Catholic Diocese of Zomba.

The Centre was constructed in 1985 and inaugurated a year later with primary aim of providing a conducive environment for training sessions of priests, rel...

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Drilling of water wells on Diocesan Farms to enhance water supply to crops

                               A water drilling machine at work at Mayaka farm

In a bid to triumph over the impact of dry spells that had affected crops on her farms, the Catholic Diocese of Zomba is drilling water wells and installing solar power on her farms.

The Diocese has two farms; one at Mayaka and another one at Namitembo where two crops namely garlic and ginger are grown.

At Mayaka the Diocese has a 10-hector farm where a herbal crop known as garlic is being grown for comm...

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Remain solid in your faith-pleads Bishop Tambala

Catholic Christians in Zomba Diocese have been challenged to remain solid in their faith despite some trying moments shaking them.

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of the Diocese, was speaking at Liwonde Catholic Parish where he presided over Vocations Sunday mass.

The Bishop said Christians need to shut down different ‘noises’ in their life and take time to listen to the word of God as one way of deepening their Catholic faith.

Rt. Rev. Tambala took advantage of the gatherin...

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STATEMENT

STATEMENT FROM CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ZOMBA ON REVEREND FATHER THOMAS MUHOSHA

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba has learnt with profound shock and shame the allegations against Reverend Father Thomas Muhosha, a priest of our Diocese linking him to the killing of albino, Mc Donald Masambuka.

The Diocese, like the rest of the Catholic Church in Malawi has always strongly condemned the killing of our brothers and sisters with albinism. In recent times, as a Diocese we have spoken out against the abd...

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Quality Education key to Sustainable Development

Modern Primary School under construction

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba leaves no stone unturned in the promotion of access to quality primary school education.

Currently, among other key projects, the Diocese is constructing a modern private primary school as one way of ensuring that education in the Diocese is taken to greater heights.

The beginning of the construction of the school comes barely few months after Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba Diocese, laid a Foun...

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Catholics in Zomba Diocese urged to pray for their Priests

Catholic Christians in Zomba Diocese have been urged to pray for their priests in order to overcome the challenges that jeopardize pastoral work.

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of the Diocese was speaking at Zomba Cathedral where he presided over Chrism Mass.

Bishop Tambala said priests, as servants of the Lord, need prayers from the faithful to help them effectively fulfill the objectives of their calling.

He therefore thanked the priests for their dedication and asked them to do mo...

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Robbers attack St. Paul-Matiya Parish

A group of robbers last Saturday night broke into Fathers’ House at St. Paul-Matiya Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Zomba and went away with 3 laptops, 1 motorbike for the Parish Priest, phones and cash amounting to MK338, 000.00

Reports indicate that the thieves wanted to steal two motorbikes, but the other one had no fuel at that time, hence they just took the one which had fuel.

Before attacking the Fathers’ House on that night, the robbers also broke into SBVM Sisters’ Convent where ...

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Main SP Committee finalises working on parish implementation Guide

The Diocesan Strategic Plan (SP) implementation committee has finalised working on the Parish SP Implementation Guide and is expected to be sent to parishes soon.

The aim of this Guide is to help parishes in the diocese come up with one year Plan of Action in line with the thematic areas of the SP Document. Upon receipt of this guide, parishes are supposed to draw their Plan of Action for the year 2018. This means that the parish-level SP implementation committee shall be coming up with o...

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Priests and the Religious in Zomba Diocese challenged to come up with child-friendly Pastoral Programmes

Priests and the Religious in Zomba Diocese have been challenged to come up with child-friendly pastoral programmes to animate children for a successful future church.

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of the Diocese made the remarks at Thondwe Pastoral Centre at a Pontifical Mission Societies-PMS workshop organised for Priests and the Religious with an aim of deepening their understanding on various PMS activities and contributions.

Rt. Rev. Tambala said children need a lot of support from...

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SP launches at parish level wind up successfully

Fr. Lucio Juma handing in a copy of SP document to a member of implementation committee at parish level assisted by Deacon Mageleta

Barely few months after the Catholic Diocese of Zomba launched her first-ever Strategic Plan (SP) at Diocese level, the same initiative was also taken to all the parishes in the diocese where it is reported to have ended successfully.

These launches have taken place in all the 15 parishes in the diocese, except the newly opened Holy Trinity Matawale parish whi...

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New parish in Zomba Diocese

Bishop Tambala cutting a ribbon to mark the official opening of Matawale Parish

The Catholic Diocese of Zomba has added a new parish to the number of parishes the Diocese had.

This new parish is called Holy Trinity Matawale parish and is the sixteenth parish in the diocese.

Speaking at the official opening of the new parish, Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba diocese applauded Catholic Christians from Matawale for showing unity of purpose in constructing the church.

“Where there ...

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Bishop Tambala lays foundation stone for the construction of Fr. Scragg’s Pvt. Primary School

Right Reverend George Desmond Tambala of Zomba diocese has appealed to Christians to join hands in promoting the quality of education in the diocese.

Right Reverend Tambala made the remarks when he was laying a foundation stone on a site earmarked for the construction of Fr. Fredrick Scragg’s Private Primary School in the diocese. 

Bishop Tambala added that he would also depend on God’s assistance for a successful construction of the school.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its wo...

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Mzuzu Diocese pays a learning visit to Zomba Diocese

Zomba Diocese delegates with their Mzuzu Diocese counterparts in a group photo

In a bid to share ideas, compare notes and support common ventures in pastoral and social development endeavours, a team from the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu recently paid a learning visit to the Catholic Diocese of Zomba.

During the visit, the team was briefed on how the various Structures and Commissions of Zomba Diocese work in collaboration with each other to competently address the needs of the people they se...

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Bishop Tambala unveils Diocesan Strategic Plan Implementation Committee

Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has unveiled Diocesan Strategic Plan Implementation Committee with an appeal to members to be committed to the task ahead of them.

Speaking when he was commissioning the new committee, Bishop Tambala said the diocese is like the Lord’s Vineyard which is big, but the labourers are few.

“This is our diocese, let us give it the best we can, there is no other Zomba diocese apart from this one”, added Bishop Tambala.

Right Reverend Tambala t...

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Zomba Catholic Diocese launches Strategic Plan

Fr. Benedict Liyao lifts Strategic Plan book while Bishop Tambala looks on with a smile

The much awaited first-ever Strategic Plan for the Catholic Diocese of Zomba has been finally launched at Zomba Cathedral.

Speaking at the official launching ceremony of this five-year strategic road map, His Lordship, George Desmond Tambala, Bishop of Zomba diocese called for concerted efforts by Catholic faithful in the diocese to ensure successful implementation of the Plan’s strategic objectives. He...

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Zomba Diocese embarks on extensive commercial farming

A tractor purchased by the Diocese to be used for farming activities

In a bid to inspire a spirit of financial self-reliance, the Catholic Diocesan of Zomba has embarked on an extensive commercial farming project.

This is one of the diocese’s initiatives aimed at achieving its sustainable development agenda. In this project, the diocese is using her vast land resource that has been lying idle in the previous years to grow crops such as pigeon peas, cow peas, sweet potatoes, cassava an...

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