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Archbishop Mpundu Takes Early Retirement

Lusaka Archbishop Teleshore Mpundu will take a backseat after having opted to retire at 70.

Bishop Mpundu’s resignation has opened the way for Ndola diocese bishop Alick Banda to step in.

The Lusaka cleric has opted to retire ahead of the regular retirement for bishops which is at 75.

His replacement in Bishop Banda has the tendency to divide opinion but has long been a shining light in the catholic community.

“The Holy Father Francis accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Archdiocese of Lusaka (Zambia), presented by S.E. Mons. Telesphore George Mpundu,” stated the Vatican.

“The Pope has appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the same seat of S.E. Mons. Alick Banda, so far Bishop of Ndola.”

Bishop Mpundu ascended to the top clerical posting aged 40 after having been ordained to the priestly ministry at 25.

5 Comments

  1. Bushe

    Does some 1 retire in Gods service?

  2. Lungu j

    was it on moral ground on just time is he the who made the Catholic church in Lusaka protests

  3. TYNE

    MY INSPIRATIONAL GREAT LEADER, YOU INSPIRED ME ON THAT DAY YOU PREACHED THE WORD OF GOD TO ME AT CHILONGA AS BISHOP OF MPIKA, THE COURAGE IN YOUR MESSAGE IS ALWAYS AND FOREVER INSPIRING, YOU ARE SIMPLY GREAT!!!!!!!

  4. Prince Mande

    Go well Bishop take your deserved early retirement. Those of us that understand reality know that you are not well healthwise, last year you were evacuated to RSA for treatment.There is no reason why one should push himself to the wall when you know you cannot put in your best. It is honourable to step aside and let others energetic assume the huge responsibility of running an archdiocese Lusaka. You will no doubt always be there as a reference library of knowledge. May God almighty continue to bless you and touch you with his healing hand. Amen

  5. Peter Phiri

    Ba Bishop i will always remember u when I was writing on a Stone not to write DMI bcoz when the DMI fathers leave it will remain to ordinary Father’s

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