Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Valentine Kalumba as the Bishop of Livingstone.
Fr. Kalumba, O.M.I was ordained priest for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on 22nd October 2005 at Mary Immaculate Parish in Lusaka.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Diploma in Accountancy.
Fr. Kalumba has held many offices in the Oblates Religious Congregation as Formator (Pre-Noviatie, Lusaka), as Parish Priest (Limulunga, Kalabo), as Parochial Vicar (Kalabo, Shang’ombo in Livingstone) and as Director of Oblate Radio Liseli in Mongu.
Currently, Fr. Kalumba is the Parish Priest of Blessed Mary Theresa in the Diocese of Kabwe and he is also the Vicar of the Delegation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I) in Zambia.
“And On behalf of the Zambia Episcopal Conference, the Secretary General and all the Catholic faithful I wish the Catholic Clergy, the Religious and the faithful of Livingstone Diocese the best of luck as they receive their new Shepherd Fr. Valentine Kalumba,” says Catholic Media Services Executive Director- Fr. Winfield Kunda in a statement.