As Chairman of AMECEA for six years, the late Archbishop served as the Chancellor of the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
Earlier, the late Archbishop had served as Auxiliary Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese from 1991 until 1993 when he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Lilongwe. A year later, he was appointed as the Local Ordinary of Lilongwe, succeeding Bishop Matthias Chimole who had retired aged 78.
In January 2001, the late Archbishop Ziyaye was transferred to Malawi’s Blantyre Archdiocese.
Pope Francis appointed him as the second Local Ordinary of Lilongwe in July 2013, succeeding Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, a member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) who retired at the age of 75.
“Full programme of Funeral and Burial Ceremonies will be announced later,” ECM Secretary General, Fr. Saindi says in the December 14 statement shared with ACI Africa.
“Arrangements are being made to repatriate his body back to Malawi,” Fr. Saindi has told ACI Africa, making reference to the transfer of late Archbishop’s from Namibia.
Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with passion in Church communication. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.
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