Diocese of

Dedza

Malawi Malawi

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Dedza / Dedzaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lilongwe

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Martin de Porres

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: P.O. Box 80, Dedza, Malawi

Phone: +265 1 223228

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.05.08 – ...):Bishop Peter Adrian Chifukwa (49)Bishop Peter Adrian Chifukwa (49)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dedza (Roman Rite)

Bishop Peter Adrian Chifukwa (49)Bishop Peter Adrian Chifukwa (49)
(2021.05.08 – ...)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi)

Domine ut videa

Born:1974.08.27 (Salima, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:2004.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:2021.08.28

Priest of Dedza (Malawi) (2004.06.12 – 2021.05.08)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (2021.05.08 – ...)

Bishop Emmanuele Kanyama
(2007.07.04 – 2018.02.17)

Born:1962.12.25 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1990.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:2007.10.05
Died:2018.02.17 († 55)

Priest of Dedza (Malawi) (1990.08.04 – 2007.07.04)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (2007.07.04 – 2018.02.17)

Bishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.02.18 – 2007.07.04)

Bishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (later Archbishop)
(2000.09.07 – 2006.02.18)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1938.01.11 (La Minerve, QC, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.09
Died:2022.06.18 (Montréal, QC, Canada † 84)

Titular Bishop of Molicunza (1998.02.14 – 2000.09.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1998.02.14 – 2000.09.07)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (2000.09.07 – 2006.02.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2006.02.18 – 2007.07.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Dedza (Malawi) (2006.02.18 – 2007.07.04)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2007.07.04 – 2011.02.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2011.02.09 – 2013.07.03)

Bishop Gervazio Moses Chisendera
(1984.06.25 – 2000.09.07)

Born:1928 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1960.09.04
Consecrated Bishop:1984.09.30
Died:2004.08.14 († 75)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1984.06.25 – 2000.09.07)

Bishop Cornelius Chitsulo
(1959.04.25 – 1984.02.28)

Born:1910 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1937.09.05
Consecrated Bishop:1957.05.11
Died:1984.02.28 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Bonitza (1956.11.09 – 1959.04.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Dedza (Malawi) (1956.11.09 – 1959.04.25)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1959.04.25 – 1984.02.28)

Vicars Apostolic of Dedza (Roman Rite)

Bishop Cornelius Chitsulo
(1956.11.09 – 1959.04.25)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Tete (↙), Lilongwe (↖), Mangochi (→)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 4,250 km²

Population: 386,941 Catholics (59.5% of 650,370 total)

Pastoral Centres: 17 parishes

Personnel: 52 priests (41 diocesan, 11 religious), 141 religious (17 brothers, 124 sisters), 21 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.15

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