Bishop Mtumbuka describes late Chipeta as ahumble, committed and dedicated servant of Christ

  By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer In his eulogy during the farewell church Catholic Mass service for late Catholic sister, Beatrice Chipeta; mentor, teacher, founder and director of Lusubilo Community Based Organization, Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of the Karonga Diocese, described her as a humble, committed and dedicated servant of Christ who served the Lord tirelessly to put a smile on the less privileged, the vulnerable and orphans throughout her sisterhood. Mtumbuka joined thousands of mourners from all walks of…

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Catholic Church Facing Shortage of Priests- Archbishop Ziyaye

By Tione Andsen, MANA Archbishop of the Lilongwe Archdiocese, Rev Tarcisius Ziyaye has bemoaned shortage priests in the diocese as a major setback for its continued growth. He said this Sunday when he conducted a Pentecost mass at St Padre Church an outstation of Kaggwa Parish of area 49 in Lilongwe. He said the diocese is faced with a number of challenges which include shortage of priests to enable the church establish more parishes. “The present challenge is that…

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Bushiri accused of cover up attempts as regards to deaths from a stampede in SA

By Duncan Mlanjira  South African civil society organization, the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO), has mobilized people in protesting against Malawian evangelist, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) following the death of four congregants during a stampede that took place on 28 December, 2018. According to reports published by http://www.tidbitmw.com, 10 other people were injured during the stampede that took place at Tshwane Events Centre where ECG meets in Pretoria for its church services. The report on…

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Selling anointing water and oil is against bible teachings, says Prophet Patson Gondwe

By Muloyi Magenge  Founder of Good News Ministries, Prophet Patson Gondwe says it is not biblical when some men of God nowadays sell what he described as “gifts” of the Holy Spirit in exchange for money and other worldly materials. He said this over the weekend when his church occupied a new prayer building in Sector 3 of Area 47, one of the affluent suburbs in Lilongwe, Malawi’s Capital City. Many self-styled prophets have flooded Malawi to proclaim salvation…

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Mangochi Men Urged to Spearhead Early Marriage Fight

The clergy have commended the approach by some men in Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi to take lead in ensuring that girls are protected from child or early marriages in the district. The group, which comprises 35 men aged between 25 and 50, is going around the villages in Senior Group Village Makanjira with awareness messages on why it is important to protect the girls from early pregnancies and child marriages. In an interview with Malawi News Agency, Child…

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Mangochi Religious Leaders, Chiefs Embrace 50:50 Campaign

Religious leaders and chiefs in Mangochi have pledged to support the 50:50 campaign ahead of May 2019 tripartite elections saying neither religious teachings nor cultural beliefs stop women from rising to high positions in politics. The leaders made the commitment on Friday and Saturday during panel discussions organized by the 50:50 Campaign Management Agency to discuss whether religion or culture affect women participation in politics. Chairperson for Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) for the district, Sheikh Fahd Kamsuli, said…

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Archbishop Urges Catholics to Vote

Catholic members in Lilongwe have been advised to view the May 2019 elections a cardinal point of reshaping the future of the country. Archbishop for Lilongwe Archdiocese, Bishop Tarsizius Ziyaye gave the advice Saturday at Area 2 in Lilongwe he opened Bishop Nervi Media Centre. He said as eligible voters they need to be guided on with the Pastoral letter which was released earlier in the year on how to elect a good leader. “Am appealing to you to…

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Church urged to Pray for Leaders

Mvama Church of Central Africa Presbyterian -CCAP church a constituent of Nkhoma Synod has advised its members to pray for their leaders  as one way of being involved in  running the affairs of the nation. Addressing the congregation during Sunday church service on November 4, 2018in Area 49, Lilongwe Resident Minister, Reverend Chrispin Baziwelo Banda said it is the responsibility of Christians to pray for their leaders irrespective of their political affiliation so that the nation develops a conducive…

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Presidential ‘Spiritual Adviser’ Apostle Khoviwa Says Politics Killing the Church

Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs, Apostle Timothy Khoviwa, on Friday advised religious leaders in Chiradzulu District to avoid being influenced by politicians, saying politics found religion already existing and will remain forever. Khoviwa made the remarks at the boma where Chiradzulu Pastors organized prayers for 2019 tripartite elections and good rains for 2018/19 growing season. Khoviwa said religious leaders have a prophetic role to change things positively. “I feel sorry when politicians are invited to attend prayers and they…

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Catholic Church Engages Faith Community on Elections

Chikwawa Diocese Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) on Thursday brought together various religious leaders to chart the way forward in achieving free and fair elections next year. The religious leaders were drawn from two Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje with support from the Catholic Relief Services through the Episcopal Conference of Malawi. Speaking during the meeting, Pastoral Secretary for Chikwawa Diocese, Fr. Shadreck Malata advised religious leaders to resist any manipulations from politicians in a…

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