More
    HomeNewsWorldZambia Launches Bible in Local Languages

    Zambia Launches Bible in Local Languages

    Published on

    spot_img

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Stay up to date with what's happening in the Christian community

    Zambia’s Diocese of Solwezi has launched on June 24 a Bible translated in three local languages—Kaonde, Lunda and Luvale, Radio Vaticana reports.

    The Bible was introduced during Mass at St. Daniel’s Cathedral Parish. The presider, Bishop Charles Kasonde, reminded that Christians must strengthen their faith and use the Word of God as the basis of their everyday lives.

    “The Word of God has to be deepened in your lives by experiencing it and later sharing its goodness with others by letting the Word of God radiate its goodness in the society, homes and hearts,” the Bishop said.

    In a symbolic gesture, Bishop Kasonde presented the translated Bible to six senior citizens and two babies who were present at the cathedral.

    “I want to connect the two generations of people who helped to plant Ekklesia (the Church) and the younger generation who are growing and who are going to continue to carry out the work of planting Ekklesia…all these I am going to give them free Bibles,” he said.

    The church leader thanked the various organizations which helped in the development of the locally-translated Bible. He said the Overseas Bible Outreach, the people of South Korea, and the Bible Society of Zambia gave their assistance in the creation of a Bible which would be appreciated by the different communities in the diocese.

    “Worth mentioning also is the magnanimous cooperation of the Bible Society of Zambia who allowed us to use their text for the realization of the Catholic translation of the Word of God,” Bishop Kasonde said.

    The Diocesan Pastoral Coordinator Fr. Sydney Lubinda revealed that the project of translating the Bible started in 2014. Today, there are now 15,000 copies of the Bible—5,000 copies each in Kaonde, Lunda and Luvale, according to Catholic Zambia.

    Earlier in the week, a Muslim man drove more than 2,000 kilometers to deliver a truck full of Bibles to the Diocese of Solwezi.

    Sources:
    Radiovaticanava. (2017). Radiovaticanava. http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/07/01/zambia_diocese_launches_catholic_bible_in_local_languages_/1322584

    Mwenya. (2017). Catholiczambiaorgzm. http://www.catholiczambia.org.zm/index.php/media-video-audio/news-1/499-base-your-lives-on-god-s-word-bishop-kasonde-urges-christians

    Latest articles

    Hallow App Launches 2022 Advent Prayer Challenge

    Hallow, a Christian prayer app, launched this year's Advent challenge with cast members from the hit series The Chosen joining the program.

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

    A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

    Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

    The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

    More like this

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    ‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

    Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

    JESUS Film Makes History, Now Translated in 2,000 Languages

    The JESUS film makes history as it is now translated into its 2,000th language making it the most translated film of all time.