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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Lilongwe

Malawi Malawi

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 24,025 km²

Population: 1,500,000 Catholics (22.6% of 6,630,217 total) (2020)

Statistics: 41 parishes, 109 priests (65 diocesan, 44 religious), 372 lay religious (62 brothers, 310 sisters), 51 seminarians (2020)

Suffragan Sees: Dedza, Karonga, Mzuzu

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Africa

Address: P.O. Box 33, Lilongwe, Malawi

Phone: +265 1 754667

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2021.10.15 – ...):Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (53)Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (53)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Apostolic Administrator of Zomba (Malawi)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Lilongwe (Roman Rite)

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (53)Archbishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D. (53)Permalink
(2021.10.15 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi)
President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi
Apostolic Administrator of Zomba (Malawi)

Born:1968.11.11 (Zomba, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1996.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:2016.01.30

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (2015.10.15 – 2021.10.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2021.10.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Zomba (Malawi) (2021.11.29 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (2022.02.04 – ...)

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio ZiyayePermalink
(2013.07.03 – 2020.12.14)

Born:1949.05.19 (Khombe, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1977.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.23
Died:2020.12.14 (Windhoek, Namibia † 71)

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 – 2014.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2013.07.03 – 2020.12.14)

Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (84)Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (84)Permalink
(2011.02.09 – 2013.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lilongwe (Malawi)

Born:1938.01.11 (La Minerve, QC, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.09

Titular Bishop of Molicunza (1998.02.14 – 2000.09.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (1998.02.14 – 2000.09.07)

Bishop of Dedza (Malawi) (2000.09.07 – 2006.02.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2006.02.18 – 2007.07.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Dedza (Malawi) (2006.02.18 – 2007.07.04)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2007.07.04 – 2011.02.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2011.02.09 – 2013.07.03)

Bishops of Lilongwe (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (84)Bishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (84) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2007.07.04 – 2011.02.09)

(see above)

Bishop Felix Eugenio MkhoriPermalink
(2001.01.23 – 2007.07.04)

In the name of the Lord

Born:1931.08.24 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1961.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1978.01.08
Died:2012.10.27 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Sicca Veneria (1977.09.29 – 1979.02.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chikwawa (Malawi) (1977.09.29 – 1979.02.12)

Bishop of Chikwawa (Malawi) (1979.02.12 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1980 – 1984)

President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (1994 – 2000)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2001.01.23 – 2007.07.04)

Bishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1994.11.11 – 2001.01.23)

Born:1949.05.19 (Khombe, Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1977.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.23
Died:2020.12.14 (Windhoek, Namibia † 71)

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 – 2014.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (2013.07.03 – 2020.12.14)

Bishop Matthias A. ChimolePermalink
(1979.12.20 – 1994.11.11)

Born:1916 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1947.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1970.12.13
Died:2005.11.18 († 89)

Bishop of Zomba (Malawi) (1970.09.21 – 1979.12.20)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1979.12.20 – 1994.11.11)

Bishop Patrick Augustine Kalilombe, M. Afr.Permalink
(1972.05.06 – 1979.12.20)

Born:1933.08.28 (Malawi)
Ordained Priest:1958.02.03
Consecrated Bishop:1972.08.27
Died:2012.09.25 († 79)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1972.05.06 – 1979.12.20)

Bishop Joseph Fady, M. Afr.Permalink
(1959.04.25 – 1972.05.06)

Born:1899.06.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1925.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.09
Died:1984.06.22 († 85)

Vicar Apostolic of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1951.07.10 – 1959.04.25)

Titular Bishop of Abaradira (1951.07.12 – 1959.04.25)

Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi) (1959.04.25 – 1972.05.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Lilongwe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Fady, M. Afr.Permalink
(1951.07.10 – 1959.04.25)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Nyassa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Ansgarius Julien, M. Afr.Permalink
(1934.12.10 – 1950.12.07)

In cruce salus

Born:1886.12.12 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1912.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1935.03.24
Died:1961.03.05 († 74)

Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi) (1934.12.10 – 1950.12.07)

Titular Bishop of Choba (1934.12.10 – 1961.03.05)

Bishop Mathurin Guillemé, M. Afr.Permalink
(1911.02.24 – 1934.06.27)

Born:1859.07.03 (France)
Ordained Priest:1883.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1911.06.18
Died:1942.04.07 († 82)

Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi) (1911.02.24 – 1934.06.27)

Titular Bishop of Matara in Proconsulari (1911.02.24 – 1942.04.07)

Bishop Joseph-Marie-Stanislas Dupont, M. Afr.Permalink
(1897.02.12 – 1911.02.28)

Accendatur

Born:1850.07.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1878.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1897.08.15
Died:1930.03.19 († 79)

Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi) (1897.02.12 – 1911.02.28)

Titular Bishop of Thibaris (1897.02.16 – 1930.03.19)

Former Prelates


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