Bishop George Desmond Tambala is Lilongwe Archdiocese new Archbishop

By Chancy Namadzunda:

Right Reverend George Desmond Tambala has been appointed new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, replacing late Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye who passed on in December last year.

According to a statement by Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Secretary GeneralFr. Dr. Henry Saindi, the appointment was made on Friday, October 15, 2021.

“His Excellency, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi and Zambiais pleased to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Right Reverend George Desmond Tambala as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe.

“This announcement has been made today, Friday, 15th October 2021, at noontime (12:00 pm local time in Malawi) at the Vatican City. Until the Most Reverend George Desmond Tambala takes canonical possession of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, he will continue exercising the pastoral office of the Apostolic Administrator of Zomba Diocese.

“We have every reason to rejoice and congratulate the Archbishop-elect as through his appointment we witness yet another indication of divine providence and the pastoral care of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd,” reads part of the statement

Ziyaye who was one of the longest serving Bishops, died in Namibia where he was receiving medical treatment.

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