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DIALY FOR ZAMBIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS (ZCCB) FROM DECEMBER 2019 – NOVEMBER, 2020
2019 Meeting of Pastoral Coordinators: 17th December, 2019 at Kapingila House in Lusaka. Arrival is Monday 16th December, 2019.

  • 16th December meeting for National Pastoral Commission for those nominated representatives.
  • Arrival for the Commission  - 17th December, 2019
  •  Meeting: 18th and 19th December, 2019
  •  Departure: 20th December, 2019

Calendar of events for the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) for the YEAR 2020.


The ZCCB has designated 2020 as “THE YEAR OF THE WORD OF GOD” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin. Therefore, 2020 will be a year of sharing, celebrating and living, “THE GOD WHO SPEAKS: YEAR OF THE WORD OF GOD”, Ps 68:33
In relation Pope Francis announced the institution of the Third Sunday in Ordinary time as “Sunday of the Word of God”. C.f. Motuproprio, ApperuitIllis, #3. Consequently, I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. This is more than a temporal coincidence: the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God has ecumenical value, since the Scriptures point out, for those who listen, the path to authentic and firm unity.
1) Biblical Workshop in Regions (last one): Mansa, Mpika and Kasama, in Mansa 3rd - 8th February, 2020
2) 1st National Pastoral Commission meeting, 2020 – 8th -11th June, Arrival: 8th June, 2020
3) 2nd National Pastoral Commission meeting, 2020, TBA
4) Zambia National Council for Catholic Women, (ZNCCW), 2020 AGM, Lusaka, TBA
5) Zambia National Council for the Laity, (ZNCCL) 2020 AGM ( Mpima/Lusaka) 7th  -10th August
6) 2020 Meeting of Pastoral Coordinators/ preparations for National Catholic Forum, Lusaka Arrival: Monday, November 9th - Meeting: 10th -11th November, 2020

7) Zambia National Council for Catholic Youth, (ZNCCY), 2020 AGM, Lusaka 20th -23rd November, 2020.

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