Monze, 25 February, 2022 / 9:13 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Raphael Mweempwa who has been serving as a lecturer and formator at St. Dominic Major Theological Seminary in Zambia’s Lusaka Archdiocese the Bishop for Monze Diocese in the Southern Africa country.
The Friday, February 25 Episcopal appointment of the formator at the only Catholic Theological Institution in Zambia under the Zambian Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) was published by the Holy See Press Office.
In a memo announcing the Episcopal appointment of Mons. Mweempwa, the Secretary General of ZCCB highlights the curriculum vitae of the Bishop-elect and shares the “hearty congratulations” of the President of the Conference.
“The Bishop-elect, Fr. Mweempwa is a Diocesan Priest of the Diocese of Monze,” Fr. Francis Mukosa says in his memo addressed to the “Secretaries of Local Ordinaries, ZCCB Staff & ZCCB Institutions, ZAS, ARMZ, AZADCC and all the Catholic Faithful in Zambia.”
The Bishop-elect who will turn 48 on March 30 was ordained a Priest on 29 June 2002.