Zambia's Growing Church

An introduction to the Roman Catholic Church of Zambia.



Program Six: Zambia's Growing Church



  • Missions Today (the magazine published by the Propagation of the Faith/English Canadian Branch. Online version.


Study Guide


The goal of Program Six is to introduce students to the growing Church of Zambia through interviews with Lusaka's Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu, Fr. Bernard Zulu, National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, Zambia, and others.


1. Show the internet TV DVD Program Six: Zambia's Growing Church

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following:

  • Describe some aspects of the Roman Catholic Church in Zambia.
  • How did foreign missionaries influence the direction of Today's Zambia Church?
  • How is the Church becoming a truly Zambian Church today?
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of the Church in Zambia.

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the Internet find more facts about:

  • Zambia's religious history and its current situation as a country of faith.
  • The Church in Zambia and how its population fits into the overall religious character of the country.
  • Describe how students can help Propagation of the Faith support Catholics and their work in Zambia.
  • Locate Lusaka Archdiocese on a map of Zambia.

In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.