70th Anniversary Celebrations of Murraça Parish and the White Fathers in Mozambique.


fr-charles-pollet-2By Hugh Seenan (Parish Priest of Murraça 2004-2007)

On the 4th September 2016, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, our first parish in Mozambique, celebrated 70 years of its foundation. The first group of White Fathers, Albert Garin, Charles Pollet, Cesar Bertulli and Paolo Marostica founded the parish on the 5th June 1946, meaning as well that 2016 marks 70 years of the White Fathers in Mozambique. The initial location was Magagade 18km from the present location in Murraça, the name it is now famous for. Murraça is on the opposite bank of the Zambezi where the Chire enters the river.

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna, Archbishop of Beira, led the celebrations. The day also marked the celebration for the Year of Mercy for the parishes along the River Zambezi, many founded from Murraça. A Vigil on the Saturday Night marked the start of the celebrations. The pilgrims passed through the Holy Door parish by parish.  Unfortunately, because of the war only a small group of pilgrims could come from Beira.  A carful came with the Archbishop making a long detour via Maringue and Sena to avoid the military convoy. A handful of us travelled by passenger train that up to now has not been attacked as it passes through the war zone. This included António Dina, who belongs to the first group who completed primary school in Murraça. He said a few words at the end of Mass speaking warmly of our first confreres and their successors. All had a great day.

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The Beginning of the 2016-2017 Academic Year at the Fraternité Lavigerie of Abidjan.


abidjan-sept-2016By Michael Miles Mpindo, Malawian, 3rd year student in Abidjan.

The new academic year at the Fraternité Lavigerie campus started on September 16, 2016, with the welcoming of 8 new members. Among them, 2 are originally from SAP, namely Levison Goodwell Joseph Wallard, Malawian, and Domingos Mirembwe, Mozambican. Altogether, our community consists of 43 members of 20 different nationalities; 38 candidates and 5 formators.

This year’s opening day took place after a three-day session aiming at coming up with this year’s community project entitled “témoins de l’amour du Christ, bâtissons une communauté joyeuse et miséricordieuse.” Our community project is beautifully symbolised with the colourful painting of the African map. Father George Jacques, the Rector, presided the Eucharistic with the presence of two confreres from SAP; Timothée Bationo and Romaric Bationo, who are on home leave.

The official inauguration of the “Institut Catholique Missionnaire d’Abidjan” took place on Monday 19 and was marked by the declaration of intention of 13 second-year students. Brian Gerald Banda, Zambian, was one of them. They made their declaration after a 30-Day retreat. A fourth-year program was added this year.

We wish our community of Fraternité Lavigerie a joyful and successful 2016-2017 academic year. We pray that the Lord helps us to build a JOYFUL community in order to be true witnesses of Jesus Christ’s good news.

Lire la traduction en français de cet article intitulé “Rentrée académique à Abidjan”.

Zambia Catholic University (ZCU) 2017 new Website.


02-catholic-university-web-logoThe University has three faculties and offers also offers professional studies.

Faculty of Business Management and Finance
Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Banking and Finance
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Faculty of Social Sciences
Development Studies
Social Work
Mass Communication

Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Education – Primary
Bachelor of Education – Secondary
(Civic Education, History, Geography, English Language, Religious Education, Mathematics)
Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counselling with a teaching Subject)
Bachelor of Commerce with Education

Professional Programs
ACCA          FIA Certificate           FIA Diploma         FIA Technician

ZICA
Technician        Licentiate        Professional

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