Diocese of

Zomba

Malawi Malawi

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Zomba / Zombaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Blantyre

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

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History

Contact Info

Address: P.O. Box 115, Zomba, Malawi

Phone: +265 1 515324

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.06.05 – ...):Bishop Alfred Mateyu Chaima (53)Bishop Alfred Mateyu Chaima (53)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Ordinaries

Bishops of Zomba (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfred Mateyu Chaima (53)Bishop Alfred Mateyu Chaima (53)
(2023.06.05 – ...)

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Born:1970.07.14 (Nambera, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1998.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:2023.08.12

Priest of Blantyre (Malawi) (1998.07.04 – 2023.06.05)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2022.06.24 – ...)

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (2023.06.05 – ...)

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.11.29 – 2023.06.05)

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55)Bishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (55) (later Archbishop)
(2015.10.15 – 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 Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (62)Bishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (62) (later Archbishop)
(2004.01.17 – 2013.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi)
Vice-President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

Ut unum sint

Born:1962.02.02 (Iba, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1996.08.03
Consecrated Bishop:2004.04.17

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (2004.01.17 – 2013.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (2013.11.21 – ...)

Vice-President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (2014.09.25 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2015.01.30 – 2022.02.04)

Bishop Allan Chamgwera (96)Bishop Allan Chamgwera (96)
(1981.02.12 – 2004.01.17)

Bishop emeritus of Zomba (Malawi)

Born:1928.04.30 (Nkhonjiwa, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1957.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:1981.05.31

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (1981.02.12 – 2004.01.17)

Bishop Matthias A. Chimole
(1970.09.21 – 1979.12.20)

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 Lawrence Pullen Hardman, S.M.M.
(1959.04.25 – 1970.09.21)

Born:1909.12.08 (England)
Ordained Priest:1938.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1952.09.07
Died:1996.03.24 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Attanasus (1952.05.15 – 1959.04.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Zomba (Malawi) (1952.05.15 – 1959.04.25)

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (1959.04.25 – 1970.09.21)

Titular Bishop of Cenculiana (1970.09.21 – 1971.04.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Zomba (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Pullen Hardman, S.M.M.
(1952.05.15 – 1959.04.25)

(see above)

Special Churches

Blantyre (↙), Mangochi (↑)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,522 km²

Population: 282,350 Catholics (27.1% of 1,041,400 total)

Pastoral Centres: 20 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 102 priests (98 diocesan, 4 religious), 71 religious (25 brothers, 46 sisters), 16 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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