According to a circular to the Diocesan Management, the parish will remain closed indefinitely.
“This serves to inform you that the Diocesan Senior Management through the Apostolic Administrator has with immediate effect closed Holy Trinity, Mulenga Parish of Kamfinsa Deanery in Kitwe indefinitely,” read the circular signed by Father Mathews Mumba.
During the closure, no activities will take place including celebrating mass.
The congregants were protesting the transfer of Father Anthony Agbovi to another parish after having served for eight months.
“The closure implies that the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist) be withdrawn from the Church building together with parish records immediately,” stated Fr Mumba.