Announcing the Death of Cardinal Mazombwe in Zambia

ZEC logomedado-mazombwe-zambia-reportsFraternal greetings come your way from the Catholic Secretariat in Lusaka.

It is indeed with a great sense of sadness that I now write to officially inform you that His Eminence, Medardo Joseph Cardinal Mazombwe, the Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka, passed away around 17:00hrs on Thursday 29th August 2013. READ MORE

Profile of Cardinal Joseph Mazombwe

30 August 2013, Friday
Mourners gather at Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Pope Square Lusaka
19.00 hours:  Mass at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus
31 August 2013 Saturday:
19.00 hours:  Mass at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus
1 September 2013 Sunday: 
Morning:  Mass in various parishes
19.00 hours:  Prayers, Vespers, Rosary at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus
2 September 2013 Monday: 
14:30 hours onwards: Body lies in State at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus
19:00 hours:  Vigil Mass; Body lies in Church over night; Body Viewing at Cathedral of the Child Jesus
3 September 2013 Tuesday:
09:00 hours: Requiem Mass at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus. Burial at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus. (N.B. There will be no body viewing after the Requiem Mass)
Updates on the 31st August 2013
May I share a personal word of strong memory of the goodness of Cardinal Mazombwe’s leadership and friendship. 
He was a great pastoral leader very much interested and involved in social justice work. He knew the social teaching of the Church and so often found opportunities to share that message with appropriate audiences. 
Peter Henriot 04.pngIn particular I remember two occasions when he spoke for the cancellation of Zambia’s debt during the Jubilee campaign. The first was at the First African Synod, Rome 1994. He made an impassioned call – factual, analytical and scriptural – of the need for cancelling debt as part of the Jubilee movement. He told me afterwards that he was moved by the fact that his intervention received a unique and prolonged ovation! The second was during a 1998 meeting in the USA where the President of the World Bank and the Director of the IMF were present, along with high Government officials and non-governmental representatives. His presentation of the debt issue as a moral challenge moved the audience and became a reference for subsequent Jubilee calls by the Bishops Conference of the United States of America. I know that this influenced decisions to cancel debt.
The very fine book of Zambian Bishops’ social letters, edited by Fr Joe Komakoma, contains so many rich teachings influenced over key years by Cardinal Mazombwe. His memory will continue to inspire the justice mission of the Zambian Church, indeed the wider African Church, in the years to come.
Personally, I was so happy to visit the Cardinal at Christmas time last year, where he very kindly recalled working with us on many occasions at the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection. 
I wish I could be there at the Cathedral of the Holy Child next Tuesday for the Requiem Mass – but I will surely be there in spirit!
 Peace of Christ.
Peter J. Henriot, S.J.  
Director of Development, Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, Kasungu, Malawi 
Funeral Mass at the Cathedral of  the Child Jesus, Pope Square Grounds, Lusaka, Zambia presided by Cardinal J. Njue of Kenya.

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Opening procession funeral Mass of Cardinal Mazombwe on the 3rd September 2013 by a traditional Bemba choir at The Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Pope Square Grounds, Lusaka, Zambia
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Procesja rozpoczynającą mszę pogrzebową pamięci kard. Medardo Mazombwe, w wykonaniu tradycyjnego chóru Bemba, w katedrze Dzieciątka Jezus na Placu Papieskim w Lusace.
Kard. Medardo Joseph Mazombwe zmarł 29 sierpnia 2013 r. Był pierwszym pochodzącym z Zambii członkiem Kolegium Kardynalskiego. Od dłuższego czasu zmagał się z chorobą nowotworową. Był znany ze swego wielkiego zaangażowania w sprawy społeczne nie tylko swej ojczyzny, ale całej Afryki. Link sent by Krzysztof Błażyca

Interview with Joanne Lauterjung Kelly

Joanne Lauterjung Kelly 00Welcome to this new interview with Joanne Lauterjung Kelly. We explore enslavement as fear of change. She invites us to be aware on how situations of enslavement affects our capacity to decide and to act. She shares with us insights and skills so to engage in the demanding task of building a just and peaceful world. She says: “At the core of slavery is the dehumanization of other human beings and a denial of our interconnectedness.”

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Death of Mrs Prisca Chilando Chilala, sister-in-law of Remmy Kambole, M.Afr

Remmy Kambole_02Dear Confreres,
This is to let you know that the brother of our confrere Remmy Kambole, in mission in Mali, lost his wife Prisca Chilando yesterday in Chilala, Lusaka. His brother’s name is Brian Kambole. Mrs Kambole has left behind three children. Burial will be on Saturday morning in Lusaka.
Let us pray for Mrs Kambole. May her soul rest in the peace of the Lord. Let us also pray for the family she has left behind. 
United in prayer.
Mwanza Didasio,M.Afr
Updates – Satruday August 31, 2013

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La Radio Chrétienne Francophone R.C.F. Septembre 2013

RCF BruxellesSous la direction de Jan Lenssen, M.Afr en collaboration avec l’équipe du Centre Amani, Pastorale Africaine.
Horaire des émissions
Mercredi :  à 19h30 – Jeudi : à 4h30  et à 16h00
Samedi:  à 19h30 – Dimanche: à 17h00
Pour écouter RCF Bruxelles partout dans le monde, à l’heure même de l’émission:
Vous pouvez réécouter les émissions de la semaine dernière en «podcast» sur le site de RCF:
Les prochaines Émissions : mois de septembre 2013                            
04.09.2013 (sem. 36-13). Jean-Michel Laurent M.Afr
Une jeunesse généreuse, prête à s’engager: comment les accompagner et les inviter au don de leur vie au service de leurs frères. L’expérience d’éducation dans les séminaires en Afrique. Témoignage enthousiaste du P. Jean-Michel Laurent M.Afr, en charge du programme de formation dans les séminaires des Missionnaires d’Afrique.
11.09.2013 (sem. 37-13). Iréné Jacob M.Afr
L’apprentissage de la langue locale Africaine, « renaitre » dans une autre culture, dans le cœur même d’un peuple, une vraie « incarnation »! Expérience exigeante, mais enrichissante, en préparation de l’annonce et de l’écoute solidaire de la Parole Nouvelle. Le vécu concret, première exigence missionnaire. Le P. Iréné Jacob M.Afr au Rwanda.
18.09.2013 (sem. 38-13). Reprise (sem. 47-12) Mgr Fitzgerald, M.Afr Nonce Apostolique.
Nonce Apostolique dans un pays à majorité Musulmane, une expérience missionnaire.  Témoignage venant d’un pays en pleine ébullition, l’Égypte. Un entretien éclairant avec le Nonce Apostolique retraité.
25.09.2013 (sem. 39-13). M. le Christelle Fataki
Le récit de la rencontre des jeunes à Rio, au Brésil ; rencontrer le Pape. Exaltant ! Un vécu qui  se traduit dans la vie des jeunes qui étaient « de la partie » : « Être croyant en tant que jeune ». Le témoignage de Christelle Fataki, membre de la délégation Belge à la Rencontre Internationale des jeunes au Brésil.

Pope appoints Ziyaye archbishop of Lilongwe, transferred from Blantyre

ZiyayeBy Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times July 3, 2013   
Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has appointed His Grace Tarcisius Gervasio Ziyaye as archbishop of Lilongwe Diocese in Malawi’s capital. According to the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican embassy) in Lilongwe, Ziyaye has since been transferred from Archiepiscopal See of Blantyre.
Rémi Ste-MarieHe succeeds Archbishop Remi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
Episcopal Conference of Malawi deputy secretary general Father Emmanuel Chimombo said yesterday that there was no immediate replacement for Ziyaye in Blantyre Archdiocese which will continue operating under Auxiliary Bishop Montfort Sitima.
Archbishop Ziyaye, aged 60, was named an Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Dedza by the late Pope John Paul II on November 26, 1991. He was consecrated and installed as Auxiliary Bishop on May 23, 1992.
Ziyaye was named Coadjutor Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lilongwe, Malawi by Pope John Paul II on May 4, 1993. He succeeded as Bishop of Lilongwe on November 11, 1994.
AMECEA LOGOIn 2000, he became the President of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi. He was named Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre by Pope John Paul II on January 23, 2001.
Ziyaye became the President of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) in July 2008. Catholic is an influential church in Malawi.