Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Lilongwe

Malawi Malawi

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Lilongwe / Lilongven(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Dedza, Karonga, Mzuzu

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Africa

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: P.O. Box 33, Lilongwe, Malawi

Phone: +265 1 754667

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2021.10.15 – ...):Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.11.15 – ...):Bishop Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa (48)Bishop Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa (48)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ Thibilitanæ

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Lilongwe (Roman Rite)

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)
(2021.10.15 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi)
President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Dives in misericordia

Born:1968.11.11 (Zomba, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1996.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:2016.01.30

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (2015.10.15 – 2021.10.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2021.10.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Zomba (Malawi) (2021.11.29 – 2023.06.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2022.02.04 – ...)

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye
(2013.07.03 – 2020.12.14)

He is with me

Born:1949.05.19 (Khombe, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1977.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.23
Died:2020.12.14 (Windhoek, Namibia † 71)

Titular Bishop of Macon (1991.11.26 – 1993.05.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1991.11.26 – 1993.05.04)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1993.05.04 – 1994.11.11)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1994.11.11 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2000 – 2012.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (2001.01.23 – 2013.07.03)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (2008.07 – 2014.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2013.07.03 – 2020.12.14)

Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr.
(2011.02.09 – 2013.07.03)

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)

Bishops of Lilongwe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (later Archbishop)
(2007.07.04 – 2011.02.09)

(see above)

Bishop Felix Eugenio Mkhori
(2001.01.23 – 2007.07.04)

In the name of the Lord

Born:1931.08.24 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1961.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1978.01.08
Died:2012.10.27 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Sicca Veneria (1977.09.29 – 1979.02.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chikwawa (Malawi) (1977.09.29 – 1979.02.12)

Bishop of Chikwawa (Malawi) (1979.02.12 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1980 – 1984)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1994 – 2000)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2001.01.23 – 2007.07.04)

Bishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye (later Archbishop)
(1994.11.11 – 2001.01.23)

He is with me

Born:1949.05.19 (Khombe, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1977.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.23
Died:2020.12.14 (Windhoek, Namibia † 71)

Titular Bishop of Macon (1991.11.26 – 1993.05.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1991.11.26 – 1993.05.04)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1993.05.04 – 1994.11.11)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1994.11.11 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2000 – 2012.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (2001.01.23 – 2013.07.03)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (2008.07 – 2014.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2013.07.03 – 2020.12.14)

Bishop Matthias A. Chimole
(1979.12.20 – 1994.11.11)

Born:1916 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1947.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1970.12.13
Died:2005.11.18 († 88)

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (1970.09.21 – 1979.12.20)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1979.12.20 – 1994.11.11)

Bishop Patrick Augustine Kalilombe, M. Afr.
(1972.05.06 – 1979.12.20)

Born:1933.08.28 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1958.02.03
Consecrated Bishop:1972.08.27
Died:2012.09.25 († 79)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1972.05.06 – 1979.12.20)

Bishop Joseph Fady, M. Afr.
(1959.04.25 – 1972.05.06)

Born:1899.06.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1925.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.09
Died:1984.06.22 († 85)

Vicar Apostolic of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1951.07.10 – 1959.04.25)

Titular Bishop of Abaradira (1951.07.12 – 1959.04.25)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1959.04.25 – 1972.05.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Lilongwe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Fady, M. Afr.
(1951.07.10 – 1959.04.25)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Nyassa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Ansgarius Julien, M. Afr.
(1934.12.10 – 1950.12.07)

In cruce salus

Born:1886.12.12 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1912.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1935.03.24
Died:1961.03.05 († 74)

Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi) (1934.12.10 – 1950.12.07)

Titular Bishop of Choba (1934.12.10 – 1961.03.05)

Bishop Mathurin Guillemé, M. Afr.
(1911.02.24 – 1934.06.27)

Born:1859.07.03 (France)
Ordained Priest:1883.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1911.06.18
Died:1942.04.07 († 82)

Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi) (1911.02.24 – 1934.06.27)

Titular Bishop of Matara in Proconsulari (1911.02.24 – 1942.04.07)

Bishop Joseph-Marie-Stanislas Dupont, M. Afr.
(1897.02.12 – 1911.02.24)

Accendatur

Born:1850.07.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1878.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1897.08.15
Died:1930.03.19 († 79)

Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi) (1897.02.12 – 1911.02.24)

Titular Bishop of Thibaris (1897.02.16 – 1930.03.19)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Chipata (←), Mzuzu (↑), Dedza (↘), Tete (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 24,025 km²

Population: 1,716,660 Catholics (25.5% of 6,743,122 total)

Pastoral Centres: 41 parishes

Personnel: 107 priests (63 diocesan, 44 religious), 379 religious (62 brothers, 317 sisters), 47 seminarians

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