Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

Zimbabwe Catholics pray for Mugabe to be forgiven

Monday, September 9th, 2019

At the Catholic cathedral where Zimbabwe’s former independence leader and ruler Robert Mugabe attended Mass, prayers for his forgiveness were offered on Sunday. Mugabe died last Friday in Singapore. He was 95 Father Richard Mushukua opened Sunday’s Mass paying tribute to Mugabe and asking congregants to forgive him. “He did a lot of positive things Read more

John Bradburne could be Britain’s first new saint in 50 years

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In life, John Bradburne was a British soldier, leper colony missionary and poet. In death, he could become Britain’s first new saint in 50 years. Bradburne, whose father was an Anglican clergyman, converted to Catholicism in 1947. His experiences as a soldier in World War II are said to have influenced his conversion. He initially Read more

Zimbabwe’s Catholic Bishops forgive Mugabe

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Zimbabwe’s Catholic Bishops Conference  says it has forgiven former president, Robert Mugabe, for his “transgressions” in office over the past 37 years. They are imploring the new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to put in place inclusive transitional mechanisms to level the political playing field ahead of next year’s watershed elections. Read more Related Posts:In Zimbabwe “no Read more

Zimbabwe’s bishops: politicians must prioritise people

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

People must come before all other considerations, Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops have warned Emmerson Mnangagwa and other political leaders. Mnangagwa has been chosen to succeed 93-year old Robert Mugabe as head of a transitional government. He is the African nation’s former vice-president. Mugabe was ousted following a military coup. Accusations of economic mismanagement and violating the Read more

Priest negotiating between Mugabe and army

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The priest negotiating between Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and the generals, who seized power on Wednesday, Father Fidelis Mukonori, is having his work cut out to broker Mugabe’s graceful exit from his presidential role. The army is targeting an operation against “criminals” in his entourage, a senior political source claims. Read more Related Posts:Salvation Army calls Read more

President Mugabe – devout Catholic – should be excommunicated brings church into disrepute

Friday, October 7th, 2016

President Robert Mugabe is bringing the Catholic church into disrepute by continuing human rights abuses. At the same time he attends Mass and pretends to be a devout Christian. Remnant Church founder and renowned anti-Mugabe pastor, Patrick Mugadza, said he will petition Pope Francis, requesting Mugabe’s  excommunication Mugadza rose to fame after his arrest last Read more

Mugabe prefers Chinese aid with no gay strings attached

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe says he greatly prefers Chinese aid over that from Western nations because the latter want him to accept homosexuality. Mr Mugabe, said to be a practising Catholic, told a Chinese television interviewer that he resents Western aid because it always depends on conditions like accepting homosexuality. He praised Beijing for being Read more

Black Caps campaign a cause of national shame

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The All Blacks are heroes but the Black Caps are zeroes – isn’t it time the NZC showed some true leadership, asks Tony Smith. Close to half a million people turned out to parades in the three main centres after the All Blacks’ broke their 24-year Rugby World Cup drought. They basked not only in Read more

Archbishop Williams hands Mugabe damning dossier

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, gave President Robert Mugabe a dossier alleging a member of the church was murdered in cold blood while priests and parishioners were being terrorised by the police and armed gangs loyal to former Anglican church leader Nolbert Kunonga.

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Mugabe calls John Paul II’s beatification absolutely heavenly

Friday, May 6th, 2011

President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe told journalists on his return to Harare,  that the late John Paul II’s beatification was “fabulous” and “absolutely heavenly”. “It was right that the spiritual honour be given to Pope John Paul II,” Mugabe said. The Vatican waded off a lot of criticism aimed at it for inviting the Zimbabwe Read more