Kachebere Major Seminary set for reopening

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The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has disclosed that one of its major seminaries, Kachebere in Mchinji, is to be reopened in September this year.

Kachebere Seminary was closed due to shortage of lectures to teach seminarians in readiness for their pastoral work.

Henry Saindi

Saindi: signed the statement

Due to the shortage of lectures at the seminary, ECM resolved to have seminarians being sent for holiday in their respective Catholic dioceses in Malawi.

Months after the closure, the Catholic bishop’s body ECM has disclosed that seminarians are good to be at the campus on 2nd September.

Through a statement signed by ECM general secretary Father Henry Saindi and made available to Malawi24, the Catholic bishops have also announced that they have hiked fees from K40,000 to K100,000 per term to bail out the seminary from financial glitches.

The seminary will also be supported by some financial activities and national church offering on seminary day.

Over 140 seminarians were sent on a long holiday due to shortage of lectures at Kachebere earlier this year.

Kachebere is one of the oldest seminaries that has helped in Roman Catholic priestly formation in Malawi.

The seminary also trains seminarians from neighbouring countries such as Zambia.

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