Retired former Mongu Catholic Diocese Bishop Paul Duffy is dead.

Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) spokesperson Father Paul Samasumo has told QFM in a statement that Bishop Duffy died of Leukaemia yesterday at 18:30 hours, at the Oblate retirement home in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

And the new Bishop of Mongu Evans Chinyemba has urged Catholics and all those who loved Bishop Duffy to pray for the repose of his soul and called on everyone to mourn the late Bishop with dignity.

And the new President of the Zambia Episcopal Conference, Bishop Ignatius Chama of Mpika Diocese, has described the late Bishop Duffy, as an eloquent voice who spoke on behalf of the poor in the Western Province and the under- privileged in all of Zambian society.

Bishop Chama hopes that the nation will honour Bishop Paul Duffy by championing the causes that he stood for.

The late Bishop Paul Francis Duffy was born on 25 July, 1932 at Norwood, Massachusetts, USA. He entered the Catholic religious congregation of Oblate Priests and Brothers in the USA in 1952 and was ordained priest on 22 December, 1962.

He came to Zambia in 1984 and served as parish priest in the Catholic parishes of Lukulu and Kalabo, Western Province until 1997.

Bishop Duffy was ordained as the first Bishop of Mongu Diocese on 31August, 1997.

Bishop Duffy retired in February 2011 and formally handed over the Diocese of Mongu to his successor, Bishop Evans Chinyemba on 28 May 2011.
[QFM]

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  1. Bishop Duffy’s love for the poor was exceptional of him. No matter how the MMD tried to implicate him in their dirty politics, the man of God was unmoved and spoke the truth for the sake of the nation. Zambia, especially Westerners will really miss this man. He live for the poor and marginalised Lozis!

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  2. He did his part on earth, each one of us must do his/her part before we go back where we came from. Rest in peace bishop Duffy.

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  3. Really sad to learn of the death of our dear former Mongu Bishop who stood for justice. He was concerned with the injustice especially for the less privileged in society. May the Almighty Lord our God take care of his soul. MHSRIEP.

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  4. M H S R I P. He was the voice of the voiceless, the under preveraged Ooooooooo ohu will be greatly missed.

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  5. M.H.I.S.R.P. He was a pillar to the poor Zambian’s whom he represented may the good Lord receive his soul.

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  6. M.H.S.R.I.P. He was a pillar to the poor Zambian’s whom he represented may the good Lord receive his soul.

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  7. May his soul rest in the eternal peace of the love of God. The man left his civilised land to come and leave in the least developed part of Zambia amongst the poor who he made his friends.

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  8. M.H.S.R.P. My prayer is that may the people of Western province honour Bishop Duffy’s call of changing this rotten govt of RB this year.Amen!

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  9. #18 Mashimba. You are a child of a witch. Why hate a Bishop whose only mission was to speak for the poor and less privaleged in society?? To him, wealth and political position meant nothing. M.H.S.R.P

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  10. M.H.S.R.I.P We the people of Western province shall remember this galant Bishop honourably by voting out the rotten Bwezani Banda govt. This is what this man stood for in his last days! Come Sept 20, 2011 MMD zwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Mwamukoloooooooooooooooooooo……………….!!! Donci kubebabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb….!! pa Bwaatoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…………………………..!!!

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  11. Indeed this man was pro-poor. We shall miss him. He brought us a hammer mill and a bore hole at our village when the MMD politicians were just busy politiking. He sponsored me from grade 8 up to Leeds University.

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  12. no 8 and 18 to hell with you! May you and your generations be cursed for ever for accusing an innocent man of God. This man lived a selfless life and there’s no record of confusion that he has caused here in Western Province. We are the poor of the poorest, right now the government is dishing out houses to many zambians in the country but how have Westerners benefited from this innitiative? Well remain tenants while our fellow Zambia citizens become LandLords and when some complain you call them with hast names even in death. do not coment with no proof. what you were fed with were lies. RIP Duffy may God Remember you for the many good works you did.

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  13. Rest in enternal peace Bishop Paul Francis Duff!! This is the man who realy put his personal gains for the masses of Western province. He stood for the truth and the truth was pain in the soul to RB. He left his flock with Bishop Chinyemba and Mubukwanu the PF candidate for Mongu Central. Honour this great missionary by voting for PF and I am serious about this! Too bad he wont be there to witness the change of Govt he stood for. MHSRIP

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  14. Barotse, redeem yourselves!! Honour this man by voting out this rotten government of this foreigner leader called RB. This is what this man stood for. Donci kubbeeebaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vote pa Bwaatoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

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  15. Definetly come sept 20, we are honouring this gallant man. Bishop Duffy!! This man indeed loved us, the people of Western province. He spoke and fought for us in all areas. He did this neither for material nor political gain. But for his pure love for mankind. Come Sept, 20 we shall deliver thru the ballot come rain. We are definetly bringing RB down to where he belongs.

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  16. Donci kubbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Viva ni pa Bwaaatooooooooooooooooooooo fyeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……………………!!!

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  17. May His Loving and Hard Working Soul Rest In Peace. He did the work that the Good Lord sent him to come and do on this earth. It remains for us to check our souls. Are we serving the Lord and His children as we’re supposed to? What are we doing to others? Are we stealing, corrupt, worshipers of earthly possessions, hateful, and conniving? How are we treating the vulnerable and the needy? Is greed our hero? Are we speaking evil of His people? Please do not answer these questions with evil intentions, God is watching you. Do not test the power of the Lord by thinking you are smarter or thinking you can be evil and enter the gates of heaven. No way!

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  18. #4 NAPAPA SANA – what a sensible thing to say! Only if the other 12,999,999 (including myself) were thinking like you, we could probably all leave our Zambia a better country than we found it. It is so true, let’s all do something before we go back!

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  19. I REPEAT: I do not want to hear any government Minister, Deputy-Minister, President or Vice-President say anything positive about Duffy. They all hated him. Let’s hear what they are going to say!

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  20. Only the atheists like Mashimba will be heartless over the death of this gallant man. From his posting you can only tell that Mashimba is a dangerous anti-christ. Anyway to the departed Bishop Duff, may your good soul rest in eternal peace. We shall soon meet where you are.

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  21. Did this Bishop call for the removal of the MMD government? Well, if so, he went too far, but all the same, rest in peace.

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  22. # 18 MASHIMBA – shani ukufulwa so abena. Duffy was a human rights campaigner. Mwaliyeshiba ama human rights? Tamumfwikisha bawishi. Muleya kumapepo pa sondo. Mukaponobubi Lesa ngaisa. MHRIP.

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  23. Now the Bishop knows the truth. Who knows where he is, he may have spoken for the poor in body but forgot about the poor in spirit. Now, like all who regret in life, he may be saying, ‘I wish I had concentrated on MORE important things in life; the salvation of souls!

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  24. No 39, Bishop Duffy never advocated for change of government but change in sevice delivery by the government so that WP can also be developed. Its only that some illiterate persons and political parties took his message as call for change of Government. Some of these politicians need to be taken back to Pre-schools.

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  25. Bishop may have been dementing in his final years, not his fault, just an illness can affect anyone. MHSRIP

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  26. No 42, the Bishop Duffy, never forgot about the poor in spirit. Just in Kalabo he opened 82 out stations Catholic churches during the time he just a priest. He reached the furtherst places which you have never dreamed about and took many souls to Christ spiritually and phisically.

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  27. Politicians are very uncomfortable with straight talking clergymen…especially politicians in power. If Duffy rattled them, imagine what Jesus would have done to them !
    MHRSIP….he is in a better place.

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  28. Very sad indeed. Let his word of prophecy to the gallant people of Barotseland be honoured without fail,ie booting out this current corrupt & muderous regime without fail. I wish he was to be burried in barosteland so that his spirit could prevail to those who may be blinded by the MMD’s handouts currently going rounds in this poorest of the poorest of all provinces.M.H.S.R.P

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  29. Too bad for my Bishop, MHSRIP, the lords call comes to All. Let us remember him in prayer and peace.

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  30. ”And the new Bishop of Mongu Evans Chinyemba has urged Catholics and all those who loved Bishop Duffy to pray for the repose of his soul”.What the hell is repose of the soul?

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  31. Good people are called rather too soon. Paul you stood for the oppressed poor and it would be an understatement to say you started a hard journey. You did your part for mankind. It now remains to the living Zambian to continue where you left.
    MYSRIP

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  32. Gone but will never be forgotten for your great deeds, for being the voice of the voiceless, the down trodden and subjugated in society. MYSRIEP

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  33. People who do good for others do not live longer in most cases. Not raised in Zambia but had a heart for the poor people not only in Western Province, but the whole Zambia. For sure we shall remember him also for being frank on issues of governance and for taking pictures of sceneries that spoke words for themselves. May his soul rest in peace.

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  34. bishop duffy was really the man of God,he was the voice of the voiceless,he wanted peace to flourish in zambia,he was like a zambian.u shall be missed bishop,M.H.S.R.I.P.in the name of the father,son and the holy spirit.

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  35. The weightier matters are the needs of the soul not the body. For in hell, you will find both who were rich and poor in material terms, those died young and those who died old. The social needs of man are far less important than the spiritual needs of man. Good seen outward may be be overshadowed by inner motives of the practitioner. The old may heve been seen to be good by his deeds, however, God sees the inner sinews of a man’s soul. Good in man’s eye is relative to his own perceptions of what is good or bad. But with God, there is no shadow of turning. Many a man seen to be good will be shocked at the white thrown of God. Honour may be given to men by their outward works but God sees the heart.

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  36. #28 stop cursing other poeple they are just being straight you want them to be hypocrites to say they loved him when they didnt ah ah .be careful

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  37. May his family be comforted and prayers for all that loved him. As a Christian I say let’s carry on his mission of peace and uplifting of the welfare of all.

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  38. It is gratifying to learn that RB, in his capacity as Head of State, has humblly sent message of condolences to the Catholic Church in Zambia on the untimely death of Bishop Duffy. These are qualities of a Statesman despite the knowledge we hold that Bishop Duffy and a small clique of Catholic clergy worked hard to discredit Mwanawasa’s and RB’s Govts to enhance the ideals of PF. This Bishop sowed seeds of confusion in Western Province. The PF leadership will criticise RB’s noble approach to human sufferings. Zambia offered Duffy a peaceful habitat which he abused; and his relocation to the US could have triggered the fatal stress that led to his demise. His death is a wake up call for Sata too. However, death is a painful event to Duff’s relatives and friends. MHSRIP.

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  39. The bishop was a man for the people – a voice for the poor. The man was clear in his dislike of the MMD hypocricy and how he wanted the people of Western Province and Zambia in general to reject RB and MMD. On September 20, his wish will come true

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  40. Zambia is a land of peace, tranquility and freedom of expression, you cannot survive elsewhere. Anyway, MHSRIEP

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  41. Truly he was a man of God who stood for justice unlike most of the pastors we know who are just after money. They can do anything to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor in society. MHSRIEP.

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  42. He came and went rather too soon. He was indeed the voice of the voiceless and the eyes of the blind. Though he has died, may his voice, like that of Martin Luther King Junior, keep on proclaiming the message he stood for. May his soud rest in peace.

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  43. #67 the Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – He was genuine MHSRIP

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