Mpika, 26 April, 2021 / 2:07 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Clergy serving in Zambia’s Diocese of Mpika have expressed their joy at the news of the appointment of a new Bishop for the Diocese and shared their expectations of the Bishop-elect when he takes possession of the Zambian Diocese.
The appointment of Fr. Edwin Mulandu as the new Bishop of the Zambian Diocese was announced and published by the Holy See Press Office Saturday, April 24.
The Communications Secretary of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Fr. Winfield Kunda, also announced the appointment, making reference to the message from the Apostolic Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone.
“On behalf of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Cleophas Lungu and all the Catholic faithful, I wish the Catholic Clergy, Religious and the faithful of Mpika all the best as they receive their new Shepherd Monsignor Edwin Mulandu,” Fr. Kunda said in the April 24 statement.
The 52-year-old Bishop-elect, a member of the Clergy Zambia’s Ndola Diocese, is expected to succeed the late Bishop Justin Mulenga who succumbed to a heart-and-kidneys-related illness in March last year. The Diocese has been under the leadership of Fr. Justin Matepa as Diocesan Administrator.