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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Blantyre

Malawi Malawi

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Chikwawa, Mangochi, Zomba

Address: P.O. Box 385, Blantyre, Malawi

Phone: +265 1 637905

History

  • 1903.12.03: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Shiré / Shiren(sis) (Latin) (from Apostolic Vicariate of Nyassa)
  • 1908.04.14: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Shiré / Shiren(sis) (Latin)
  • 1952.05.15: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Blantyre / Blantyren(sis) (Latin) (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Zomba)
  • 1959.04.25: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Blantyre / Blantyren(sis) (Latin)
  • 1965.03.22: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Chikwawa

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.11.21 – ...):Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (52)Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (52)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Blantyre (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (52)Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (52)
(2013.11.21 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi)

Born:1962.02.02 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1996.08.03
Consecrated Bishop:2004.04.17

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (2004.01.17 – 2013.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (2013.11.21 – ...)

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye (64)Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye (64)
(2001.01.23 – 2013.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi)
President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

Born:1949.05.19 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1977.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.23

Titular Bishop of Macon (1991.11.26 – 1993.05.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1991.11.26 – 1993.05.04)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1993.05.04 – 1994.11.11)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1994.11.11 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2000 – 2012.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (2001.01.23 – 2013.07.03)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (2008.07 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2013.07.03 – ...)

Archbishop James Chiona
(1967.11.29 – 2001.01.23)

Born:1924 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1954.09.12
Consecrated Bishop:1965.03.28
Died:2008.08.18 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Bacanaria (1965.01.11 – 1967.11.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (1965.01.11 – 1967.11.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (1967.11.29 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1969 – 1980)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1984 – 1994)

Archbishop John Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M.
(1959.04.25 – 1967.10.14)

Born:1905.10.03
Ordained Priest:1929.12.01
Consecrated Bishop:1950.03.25
Died:1979.04.09 († 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Shiré (Malawi) (1949.12.25 – 1952.05.15)

Titular Bishop of Giufi (1949.12.25 – 1959.04.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Blantyre (Malawi) (1952.05.15 – 1959.04.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre (Malawi) (1959.04.25 – 1967.10.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1966 – 1967)

Titular Archbishop of Bavagaliana (1967.10.14 – 1968.12.19)

Titular Archbishop of Skálholt (1968.12.19 – 1979.04.09)

Vicars Apostolic of Blantyre (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M. (later Archbishop)
(1952.05.15 – 1959.04.25)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Shiré (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Baptist Hubert Theunissen, S.M.M. (later Archbishop)
(1949.12.25 – 1952.05.15)

(see above)

Bishop Louis-Joseph-Marie Auneau, S.M.M.
(1910.05.09 – 1949)

Born:1876.02.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1900.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:1910.11.01
Died:1959.11.05 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Cerasus (1910.05.04 – 1959.11.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Shiré (Malawi) (1910.05.09 – 1949)

Bishop Auguste Prézeau
(1908.04.12 – 1909.12.02)

Born:1871.12.26 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1908.10.04
Died:1909.12.02 († 37)

Prefect Apostolic of Shiré (Malawi) (1903 – 1908.04.12)

Titular Bishop of Adraha (1908.04.12 – 1909.12.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Shiré (Malawi) (1908.04.12 – 1909.12.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Shiré (Roman Rite)

Fr. Auguste Prézeau (later Bishop)
(1903 – 1908.04.12)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.03.24

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