A Cardinal for Zambia

His Grace Archbishop emeritus of Lusaka,  Medardo J. Mazombwe appointed Cardinal:

Our first Zambian Cardinal

New Cardinals

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will create 24 new Cardinals on 20 November; and among them will be Most Rev. Medardo Mazombwe. This is great news for Zambia  because he will be the first native Zambian  Cardinal.

For us in Mpika Diocese, this was a double blessing as Mons. Mazombwe was appointed while in Katibunga Mission where he was directing a retreat for sisters.  It was a real blessing for us, as we had the chance to meet our first Zambian Cardinal. Your Excellency our heartfelt congratulations and be assured of our prayers as you take up this noble duty of a Defender of the Catholic Faith.