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President Lungu congratulates new Mpika Catholic Bishop

Rural News President Lungu congratulates new Mpika Catholic Bishop

President Edgar Lungu says the appointment of Reverend Edwin Mulandu as Catholic Bishop of Mpika shows great confidence Pope Francis has in him to shepherd people in the Mpika Diocese.

The Head of State said he has no doubt that Bishop Mulandu has vast professional and pastoral knowledge, experience and capacity to succeed in his new appointment.

President Lungu said this in his congratulatory message to Reverend Mulandu following his appointment as Catholic Bishop for Mpika Diocese by Pope Francis.

Mpika Diocese has 34 parishes and two missions covering parts of Muchinga and Northern provinces with over 200,000 Catholics of the over 800,000 people in the region.

“It is with great pleasure that I extend heartfelt congratulations on your appointment as Bishop of Mpika by His Holiness Pope Francis. I, too, am confident that with your strong foundation of not only a rich professional background but also a profound pastoral experience, you will be able to rise to the enormous responsibilities that lie ahead of you,” reads part of President Lungu’s message to Bishop Mulandu.

President Lungu has since assured Bishop Mulandu of government’s support to aid the church in its work of ministering to people and complementing the state in the promotion of social economic development in the country.

“As we strive towards a common goal of promoting human dignity and peace in our country, I for my part, will ensure that you receive the necessary cooperation from government functionaries falling under your jurisdiction,” said President Lungu.

In a press statement issued to the media in Lusaka yesterday by President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe, the Head of State wished Bishop Mulandu God’s guidance as he assumes duties in his new office

10 COMMENTS

  1. The president continuously trespasses on every one of the ten commandments every single day. And then he congratulates the bishop on his appointment? Quite hypocritical!

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  2. Determined to bring the church under control; the next thing we will hear is akasaka kandalama going the bishop’s way disguised as ’empowerment’. Yikes

  3. Not too long ago politicians would bristle at the thought of clergy men and women saying anything that appeared political. Now it appears it is a hunting ground for easy pickings for political expediency. What changed? Competency spiraled downwards I guess. Ni kata mulomo manje…

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  4. This lazy man has no shame at all wasting Jet fuel so he can bribe Catholic Priests all over the country…he has the corrupt UCZ in his pocket he wont stop

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  5. Great development and I agree with my boss. Tarino look how low you have sunk. Talking about my bosses teeth hahaha it hurts to be in opposition especially if you know that your tribal party will never rule.

    Sorry to my fans and haters, I have been quiet as I am busy working hard to prepare for August elections.

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  6. My heartfelt congratulations to you Bishop Mulandu. You remember in 2019 at the Catholic Secretariat, I foresaw your appointment as Bishop, and I told you so during one of those birthday celebrations in the team. Then I was serving as Human Resource Officer!
    You are now my Bishop because I hail from Mpika Diocese, Chilonga Parish in particular.
    May God Bless your work.

  7. Only in Africa a convicted thief becomes a president, that too the most corrupt.

    Let’s see how much wealth this thief has accumulated since ascending to the presidency.

    He is all hell bent on holding to power as he knows prison awaits.

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