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Diocese of

Chipata

Zambia Zambia

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 69,106 km²

Population: 470,000 Catholics (22.0% of 2,132,500 total) (2017)

Statistics: 36 parishes, 83 priests (52 diocesan, 31 religious), 196 lay religious (59 brothers, 137 sisters), 28 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lusaka

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2002.12.23 – ...):Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu (61)Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu (61)

President of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chipata (Roman Rite)

Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu (61)Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu (61)Permalink
(2002.12.23 – ...)

Bishop of Chipata (Zambia)
President of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops

Born:1960.02.04 (Zambia)
Ordained Priest:1985.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:2003.02.23

Bishop of Chipata (Zambia) (2002.12.23 – ...)

President of Zambia Episcopal Conference (2008.02 – 2013)

Vice-President of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (2017.11.11 – 2018.04.12)

President of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (2018.04.12 – ...)

Bishop Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1970.11.11 – 1996.11.30)

Born:1931.09.24 (Chundamira, Zambia)
Ordained Priest:1960.09.04
Consecrated Bishop:1971.02.07
Created Cardinal:2010.11.20
Died:2013.08.29 (Lusaka, Zambia † 81)

Bishop of Chipata (Zambia) (1970.11.11 – 1996.11.30)

President of Zambia Episcopal Conference (1972 – 1975)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (1979 – 1986)

President of Zambia Episcopal Conference (1988 – 1990)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lusaka (Zambia) (1996.11.30 – 2006.10.28)

President of Zambia Episcopal Conference (1999 – 2002)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Emerenziana a Tor Fiorenza (2010.11.20 [2011.03.26] – 2013.08.29)

Bishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr.Permalink
(1968.04.15 – 1970.11.11)

Born:1913.03.06 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1939.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1953.09.21
Died:1999.11.03 († 86)

Prefect Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Zambia) (1947.03.07 – 1953.05.07)

Titular Bishop of Carystus (1953.05.07 – 1959.04.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Zambia) (1953.05.07 – 1959.04.25)

Bishop of Fort Jameson (Zambia) (1959.04.25 – 1968.04.15)

Bishop of Chipata (Zambia) (1968.04.15 – 1970.11.11)

Bishops of Fort Jameson (Roman Rite)

Bishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr.Permalink
(1959.04.25 – 1968.04.15)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Roman Rite)

Bishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr.Permalink
(1953.05.07 – 1959.04.25)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Roman Rite)

Fr. Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1947.03.07 – 1953.05.07)

(see above)

Fr. Fernand Martin, M. Afr.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1946 – 1947.03.07)

Fr. Fernand Martin, M. Afr.Permalink
(1937.12.17 – 1946)

Born:1897.09.13 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1920
Died:1964.07.02 († 66)

Prefect Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Zambia) (1937.12.17 – 1946)

Apostolic Administrator of Fort Jameson (Zambia) (1946 – 1947.03.07)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.01

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