By Wezi Mwangonde
Bishop Martin Mtumbuka has made appointments and transfers of priests in the Diocese of Karonga with immediate effect as follows:
Father Cosmas Mwanjawala is Parish Priest of St Anne’s (Chilumba) Parish in Chilumba;
Father Laurent Dziko is Parish Priest of the newly established St John Paul II (Kapoka) Parish at Kapoka;
Father Cyprian Ngoma is Parish Priest of St Steven’s (Kasantha) Parish.
Announcing these appointments at St Mary’s Parish, where he presided over the celebration of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, the Bishop said although these appointments are with immediate effect, the appointed priests are expected to be found at their new places by 3rd February, 2019.
In an interview the Bishop’s and Pastoral Secretary, Father Joseph Moloka Sikwese said Bishop Mtumbuka has also appointed Father Charles Chinula as Dean of Chitipa Deanery and Father Cyprian Ngoma as Dean of Karonga Deanery.
The Bishop has also appointed Father Cosmas Mwanjawala as Bible Coordinator. Earlier, the Bishop also appointed Father Bernard Silungwe as Deputy Pastoral Secretary.
He added that Sister Beatrice Chipeta of Sisters of Holy Rosary and Father osalian Sisters and Father Susraji of Francis de Sales have been appointed to be in the Pastoral Commission.
“It is my appeal to all Catholics that may you cooperate with the priests and religious in order for them to perform effectively in their assigned roles’’, said Father Joseph.
During the same Eucharistic celebration Bishop Mtumbuka has also raised Chisankhwa Outstation in Chitipa District to St Mary’s Chisankhwa Sub- Parish.
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