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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.

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
Watch the following video:
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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


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.

Interview with Marina Amalia Zuccala

Marina Zuccala 06Marina Amalia Zuccala is related to our confrere Claudio Zuccala. She is the daughter of his cousin. She was thinking already to come to Africa last year but did not know where to go. She took time to identify which kind of journey she wanted to do and, by chance, met Father Claudio who spoke to her about Zambia and Malawi. Having little money but plenty of time, she wanted to make good use of it. Travelling just for pleasure was not her concern. How to be useful? Can she be helpful? Which competence does she needs? All those questions were in her mind. Finally, she overcame her doubts and confidently came to Zambia.
Her few weeks experience in the Home of Hope project in Lusaka shown her that what really matter is goodwill and friendliness. Her discovery is quite simple; street boys are essentially boys like any other boys in the world. They like to play and learn.
Marina spent only few weeks with the street boys of Lusaka and her life has already changed for the better. She wanted to give something of herself and ended up gaining most. “Many people of my age, she said, are looking for holidays in nice tourist resorts but I want to discover what life is really all about behind the usual cliché of national parks and poverty as portrayed in Western media. I have discovered that I am warmly welcome as a foreigner, which is not the case in my country in Italy where racism is prevalent. It is not easy to describe it but I feel that I am already a new person. Simply, I realise that, as human beings, we are all the same either in Europe or in Africa. I feel good to be here.”
Marina is right now in Malawi for new discoveries. More precisely, she is in Balaka known to host many projects of the Italian Montfort Missionaries and other religious women Congregations.
We hope to hear again from her before she starts her studies back to Italy.

Visit of Father Sylvain Musangu Betu in Lusaka

Sylvain Musangu 06On the 24th and 25th August, Woodlands community was privileged to welcome Father Sylvain Musangu Betu, newly ordained priest, who paid a visit accompanied with this sister Huguette Ngodia and brother-in-law Jean-Claude Mayeba, all of them from DRCongo. Even though they spent only two days in Lusaka, they had a chance to pray at Kabwata church and see the Home of Hope project at St. Lawrence Parish.
Father Musangu made his oath as a Missionary of Africa on the 7th December 2012 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was ordained deacon the following day by Bishop Salomon Lezutie of Yopougon Diocese. Then, he was ordained priest on the 20th July 2013 by the Archbishop of Lubumbashi, Mgr Jean-Pierre Tafunga, at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral.
Father Musangu is appointed to Mali where he made is first pastoral experience as a student. We wish him good mission and happiness in his new appointment.
“Basi, nendeni mkafanye mataifa yote kuwa wafuasi mkiwabatiza kwa jina la Baba, na la Mwana, na la Roho Mtakatifu” (Mateo 28,19)

My stay in Lusaka – Emmanuel Imani Mwanga Mwanga

Emmanuel Imani Mwanga Mwanga _modifié-1I am Imani Mwanga Mwanga Emmanuel. I was born on 25th December 1983 in DRCongo and I am the sixth of eight children; five girls and two boys (one of my old sister died in 2009). I received my primary and secondary education in a Protestant school.
After my secondary school, I followed a formation in mechanical. Then, I went to Goma for the beginning of my formation with the Missionaries of Africa Society. After a year in Goma, I went in Bukavu for three years for Philosophy which I completed in 2007.
In 2008, I did my Spiritual Year in Burkina Faso followed by my Pastoral experience in Mali (Kayes Diocese, Sagabari Parish) until 2010.
Since 2010, I am doing my Theology and stay at the Small Group of formation in Kinshasa. I made my oath on the 3rd May 2013 and I became deacon on 26th May 2013. I was happy to come to Zambia for my holydays after my third year of Theology. I have been welcomed by Kabwata Good Shepherd community in Lusaka. I must say that I spent a very nice time there. My aim was to better know the Zambian people and improve my knowledge of English.
Father Vitalis Dero introduced the church congregation saying: “Emmanuel is here to learn English not Nyanja or Bemba. Please, force him to speak English”. My experience in Kabwata was very beneficial. I could meet many children, participate in youth and vocation groups as well joining the Parish Council Team meetings. I could also visit prisoners and sick people. For mass, I could help a bit and learn more about the celebration of baptism. I am very happy with my stay in Lusaka. Now, time has come to go back to DRCongo and finalise my fourth year of theology.
Thanks to the Provincial, Father Christopher Chileshe, to SAP Province and especially Kabwata Good Shepherd community for welcoming me so nicely.
May God bless you and all your numerous pastoral activities!
Thank you very much.
Imani Mwanga Mwanga Emmanuel, M.Afr
Small Group of Formation in Kinshasa

Pope Calls for Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

CISA 25 yearsVatican City, Vatican – CISA N0 074 – August 23, 2013
Vatican experts will gather this coming November with the aim of better tackling the growing human trafficking scourge after a request made by Pope Francis.
“We must be grateful to Pope Francis for having identified one of the most important social dramas of our time and that he has had enough trust in our Catholic institutions to ask us to arrange this working group,” said Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
The bishop’s academy along with the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations will meet to discuss a Vatican action plan to help combat what is often referred to as the modern slave trade.
“Trafficking in human beings is a terrible offense against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights,” Bishop Sánchez Sorondo told Vatican Radio on August 22. “In this century, it acts as a catalyst in the creation of criminal assets.”
The group will meet at the Vatican City’s Casina Pio IV, home of both the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
Bishop Sánchez Sorondo observed that the United Nations has begun to be aware of this growing crime “only in 2000,” together with the effects of globalization.
“The alarming increase in the trade in human beings is one of the pressing economic, social and political risks associated with the process of globalization,” he said. “It’s a serious threat to the security of individual nations and a question of international justice.”
According to CNA, a 2012 report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on human trafficking says around 20.9 million victims are forced into labour globally. Each year, about two million people are victims of sex trafficking, 60 percent of whom are girls. The practice is not limited to poor and underdeveloped areas, but extends to all world regions.

Diaconate Ordination in Kenya – 31st of August 2013

The Society of the Missionaries of Africa cordially invites you to the celebration of the Diaconate Ordination on 31st of August 2013 at 10am by His Lordship Willy Ngumbi Ngengele M.Afr, Bishop of Kindu, DRCongo at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, South B, Nairobi, Kenya.
Africano Mucunguzi (Uganda),
Benjamin Itungabose (Burundi),
Johnson Singarajan (India)
Diaconate Kenya August 2013

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