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Image #: 13966736 April 12th 2011- Honor roll student Jafari Rooks works in a small group in his classroom at Holy Names Catholic School in North ... In a memorandum to schools on the new curriculum exam registration for ''O'' and ''A'' levels, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) ...
HARARE, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe is celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 and some say it feels like a ... Sister Patricia Fox, a coordinator of a Philippine congregation of Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion, was taken from her house this week ...

Roman Catholic priest Father Emmanuel Ribeiro yesterday gave a brief account about how President Mnangagwa escaped the jaws of death following his arrest and subsequent death sentence by the heinous Rhodesian regime for blowing a Rhodesian locomotive in 1964. President Mnangagwa, ... Prison
Insiders have also claimed that when prominent Roman Catholic cleric, Father Fidelis Mukonori -- accompanied by Kadoma based businessman Jimayi Muduvuri, who is the patron of the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (Zacc) -- recently visited Mugabe, they found him looking lonely and ...
Mukonori was also a member of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission that investigated the terrible crimes of the 5th Brigade in Matabeleland in 1983, bloodshed which Mugabe had clearly instigated. But this did not deter him from remaining Mugabe's confessor through all the intervening years.
The organisation was founded in 2000 by church-based and human rights organisations, The current members of ZPP are Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ). Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC). Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ). Counseling Services UM (CSU). rights
Other topics he has raised in the same way include the "solemn nonsense" of trying to convert non-Catholic Christians to Catholicism (2013) -- "there is no Catholic God," Francis on that occasion--and the injustice of excluding divorced and remarried Catholics from full participation in the church (2015).
Pope Benedict XVI accepted Ncube's resignation in September 2007 in a bid to spare the Church in Zimbabwe further embarrassment and he's largely remained out of the spotlight since, but his legacy is very much alive in the memories of many Zimbabwean Catholics. As a whole, the country's ...
A customary ceremony went ahead regardless in front of hundreds of his supporters in the capital and was blessed by a Catholic priest. Tsvangirai's first wife, Susan, died in a car crash in 2009 shortly after Zimbabwe's inclusive government was sworn into power. The Daily News understands a war of words ...
EFZ, the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches as well as the Union for the Development of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe Africa (UDACIZA) were represented at the meeting. “We met with Professor Nyathi and heads of Christian denominations. We met first of all to ascertain ...
“We have engaged the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, Union for the Development of African Churches in Zimbabwe Africa (UDACIZA), Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference which all fall under the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations.
Chiyangwa was admitted to the Roman Catholic-run hospital after he fell ill. Court documents state that Chiyangwa owes the hospital $9 368,26 for hospital services rendered and drugs supplied to him during admission at the institution. “Between July 7, 2014 and September 12, 2014, the plaintiff rendered ...
Graves are seen on December 20, 2017 at a monument built at the site of disused Bhalagwe barracks in Matabeleland South province, Zimbabwe. ... the estimated death toll of 20,000 compiled following an investigation by the rights group the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe.
His deployment of the North Korean-trained fifth brigade resulted in the intimidation and deaths of thousands of people in the south of the country, according to the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. No one has been held accountable for the alleged crimes and no reparations have been paid.
The US-based NGO Bishop Accountability last week said ahead of the visit that almost 80 Roman Catholic clergy members had been accused of sexually abusing children in Chile since 2000. Activists from several countries meeting in Santiago on Monday launched a new global organisation, Ending ...

This is an edited transcript of an interview between Emmerson Mnangagwa, president of Zimbabwe, and Alec Russell of the Financial Times in Harare on Tuesday ..... There was this guy from the Roman Catholic Church, Father Mukonori; he was the intermediary between the military and the First Family.
Roman Catholicism is around 2,000 years old, and today, the seat of the Catholic Church is located in Vatican City in Rome, Italy. Vatican ... There are about 1 million Catholics in eight dioceses in the country of Zimbabwe, our number three on the list of most religious Catholic countries with highest church ...
A Kenyan police report says a Roman Catholic priest is in custody for allegedly sodomizing a man. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year-old man went into the ...
While ZAPU concentrated on building up a Soviet-armed and trained conventional army, ZANU infiltrated guerrillas into the Zimbabwean countryside from bases in Mozambique. The end of the Portuguese colonial empire after the 25 April 1974 Revolution (see Raquel Varela's article elsewhere in this ...
The new leader came to power following Zimbabwe's astonishing November coup. Then, in the days between a major-general's TV appearance announcing a military takeover and Mnangagwa's inauguration, rumours swirled of a grand coalition that would see top posts divvied up between the long-ruling ...
But African church leaders have been deeply involved in peacemaking elsewhere as well, from the Ivory Coast to Zimbabwe, in a mark of the practical ... In Ivory Coast, where Catholics make up one-fifth of the 20 million-strong population, with Muslims making up around 35 percent, the bishops' conference ...
"In 1983 when I was General Manager of the Dairibord - a large Parastatal in the dairy industry, I got a call one day from the Catholic Mission in Lupane ... "The Catholics sent me a report on the problems in the District (it was the start of Gukurahundi - the "storm that cleans") and I took this report with me on a ...
The same sentiments also came from leaders from the Catholic Church, Zimbabwe Council of Churches, and Federation of Indigenous Churches in Zimbabwe, Ministers Fraternal, Apostolic Churches and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe War Veterans Association secretary general Cde ...
An unemployed man reads up on Zimbabwean constitutional law to understand the process of possible presidential impeachment, in a park opposite the parliament building in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's ...
Harare - A Roman Catholic priest who brokered Robert Mugabe's resignation last month says the former president's wife will face justice in the future. ... Grace Mugabe is understood to have left Zimbabwe last week in the company of her husband and other family members for their annual family holiday in ...
It intrigued the world when a Catholic cleric appeared as a key player when Zimbabwe's future hung in the balance last month. But Father Fidelis Mukonori is probably Southern Africa's best-known Jesuit and is certainly the most influential Jesuit in Zimbabwe. In November, Father Mukonori played an ...
The Roman Catholic has fired controversial and self-styled anti-Government cleric, Father Rungano Muchineripi of Archdiocese of Harare, but did not disclose the reasons, although speculation is rife that sexual scandals and his dabbling in politics could have played a major influence. In a letter dated ...
THE $15 billion from Marange diamond revenue that was reported missing is in the hands of some crooks in government, a Catholic Bishop said Tuesday. Speaking during a National People's Convention Budget Review meeting in Harare, Reverend Father Edward Ndete said the budget statement by ...
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference and the Zimbabwe Council of Churches issued statements urging calm, restraint and patience during ... In 1963 he joined the Zimbabwean African National Union (ZANU), did political and military training in Tanzania and China, saw combat and was captured.
DURBAN - Roman Catholic youth from the subcontinent descended on Durban, not for the holiday season but on a pilgrimage for Mini-World Youth Day. ... at the Durban Exhibition Centre yesterday with 3 500 young people from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted Ncube's resignation in September 2007 in a bid to spare the Church in Zimbabwe further embarrassment and he's largely remained out of the spotlight since, but his legacy is very much alive in the memories of many Zimbabwean Catholics. As a whole, the country's bishops ...
When Mugabe was put under house arrest, the military tasked Catholic cleric, Father Fidelis Mukonori and then acting CIO director-general, Aaron Nhepera as well as presidential spokesperson, George Charamba to mediate between them and their Commander-in-Chief. The process resulted in Mugabe ...
He reneged on a Catholic Church-mediated agreement with the opposition to step down before the end of 2017 and protests against his continued rule have been shut down aggressively by the state security apparatus. Elections are now scheduled for December 23, though Kabila's track record has left ...
While Mr Mugabe was held at his lavish Blue Roof mansion, negotiations over his future were being thrashed out between military generals, Catholic priests, political aides and South African envoys. Mr Charamba says military officials informed the group that tens of thousands of protesters calling for the ...
In 1983 when I was General Manager of the Dairibord – a large Parastatal in the dairy industry, I got a call one day from the Catholic Mission in Lupane ... The Catholics sent me a report on the problems in the District (it was the start of Gukurahundi – the “storm that cleans”) and I took this report with me on a ...
Hours after the military coup began in Zimbabwe last month, Robert Mugabe spoke to his former deputy president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on the ... in Mugabe's resignation and Mnangagwa being sworn in as president, Catholic priest Father Fidelis Mukonori, this week described how he had enabled the ...
Harare – Former president Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has reportedly complained about how her family, businesses and allies were being treated since the fall of her ageing husband. According to The Zimbabwe Independent, although the Mugabes seemed to be quiet in the public domain, the former first ...
As families in the United States gathered to give thanks for their blessings on Thanksgiving Day this year, families in Zimbabwe gathered to pray for peace ... The church had by and large supported the liberation struggle against colonial rule, and the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace had played a ...
He said the Catholic bishops of Zimbabwe are the only institution clearly articulating the criteria necessary for a happy future in the country: The ...
Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as president ... Kutama - Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert ... The wedding at a nearby catholic church was attended by Nelson Mandela ...
Robert Mugabe, center, meeting last week with Zimbabwe's military and security chiefs. ... “He's Zimbabwean,” Mr. Charamba said. ... to negotiate their future, along with Mr. Charamba, a Roman Catholic priest and a few other ...
The Zimbabwean Church leaders are a powerful group, representing the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference, and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe. After decades of division, the churches have demonstrated a united front during the past ten days.
The Zimbabwean media reports that the “former first family is pitifully depressed and lonely” in the aftermath of Robert Mugabe's dethroning from power ... Fr. Mukonori, a member of the Catholic order called Society of Jesus (SJ), was reported by Bulawayo24 earlier this week as the mastermind behind the ...
CWN Editor's Note: As the military takes control from 93-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe, a spokesman for the bishops' conference called for respect for human rights and “free and fair elections.” The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN ...
For many years the Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Pius Ncube, was one of Mr Mugabe's bravest opponents. ... As in many poor countries, Zimbabwe's economic woes provide fertile soil for Pentecostal preachers who promise their flock that piety will be rewarded by prosperity, but often seem more ...
Trying to figure out where such a transforming “Catholic moment” might erupt today, Zimbabwe doesn't necessarily seem the most obvious candidate. ... embarrassment and he's largely remained out of the spotlight since, but his legacy is very much alive in the memories of many Zimbabwean Catholics.
After meeting in the capital, Harare, the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations called for an interim government to be formed to “oversee the smooth transition to a free and fair election.” The Church leaders, including Fr Frederick Chiromba, secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' ...
CWN Editor's Note: Brother Rodrigo Peret spoke out on behalf of Zimbabwe residents who were being forced from their homes and lands because of mining. The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage. Sound Off!


 

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