Mr and Mrs Coppel, family and friends, franked by officials from Catholic Relief Services began their visit to Karonga Diocese to day 12th July, 2017. The family arrived at Karonga Airport around 9:30 am in the morning. The vi
sitors were welcomed in the Diocese of Karonga by the Bishop of the Diocese;
Right Reverend Martin Mtumbuka. Soon after arrival, the visitors toured St Mary’s Karonga Girls Secondary School before meeting with Bishop
Martin Mtumbuka together with Curia staff at Bambo Zutu House where the visitors appreciated the presentation of reports for projects that the Coppel Family financed in the Diocese. These are the Sunday School and Food Emergency Relief projects.
In the afternoon of the day, the visitors attended a colourful mass with children at St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral. The Coppel Family were one first people who generously c
ontributed funds for the construction of the Cathedral and this marked their first mass in this beautiful house of the Lord.
In the days to come, the Coppel Family are visiting projects and activities that they have been funding through the Diocese and Lusubilo Orphan Care project. In their visit, the Coppel Family will travel to Chitipa District where among others, they will commission the newly constructed Lusubilo warehouse at St. Michael Parish Centre in the District. Before their visit to Karonga Diocese the Coppel Family also toured Mzuzu Diocese