About us

Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), formerly known as Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), formerly known as Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) is a college of Catholic Bishops in Zambia. It was established in 1965 with statutes being approved by the Holy See on April 2, 1984.

ZCCB is a member of the Association of the Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) and Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).


Our Mission

We, the Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Zambia at the service of unity in diversity, inspired by the Word of God, are committed to the proclamation of faith, meaningful celebration of liturgy and authentic witnessing through our structures for the salvation of all.

Our Vision

A unified and empowered Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Zambia in Zambia that is inspired by the Word of God.

Our Core Values

  • Faith: Expression of our relationship with God, others and the rest of creation through the Word of God and Prayer.
  • Unity: The oneness of purpose and mission/working together to realise common objectives.
  • Justice: Doing what is right to all.
  • Integrity: To uphold high levels of honesty and accountability.
  • Love and Service: Selflessness and goodwill to others without counting the cost.
  • Commitment: Commitment is the real driving force in anything we need to accomplish. In our work, this will entail carrying out our mission with passion and zeal.
  • Solidarity: We are called by the principle of solidarity to take the parable of the Good Samaritan to heart (Luke 10:29-37), and to express this understanding in how we live and interact with others. In our work, this will translate in mutual support and acting together for the common good.


The core mandate of the Conference is to evangelise, that is, to bring the Good News to the people of Zambia and the whole humanity. Through the Conference, the Bishops express their collegial responsibility to ensure the progress of the Church and the coordination of its social pastoral ministry.