Mpika Diocesan Priests retreat in Mbeya

October 14, 2016 by Brian Bwalya


Mpika Diocesan Priests in Mbeya

From 3-11 October, 2016, the Diocesan Priests of Mpika followed a retreat at Benedictine House in Mbeya, Tanzania.  The retreat was preached by Br. Joseph Bwalya Ntumbila OFM under the theme, “Priestly Companionship in the year of mercy.” The Friar emphasized the need for brotherhood and reconciliation among the clergy of Mpika. He further urged the retreatants to build their lives on prayer and healthy community life.

Though not physically present, the local Ordinary, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga sent an inspirational message to all the retreatants emphasizing that the retreat was a CONCENTRATED moment of prayer and encounter with the Lord.


Very Rev. Fr. Paul clocks 25 in Priesthood

September 20, 2016 by Brian Bwalya

The Vicar General

Very Rev. Fr. Paul

On Saturday 17th September, 2016, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Simukanzye, the Diocesan Vicar General celebrated his silver Jubilee at St. Andrew’s Parish in the heart of Mpika. The event was graced by Bishop Emeritus of Mansa, Rt. Rev. Chisha Aaron. The celebration was attended by numerous priests, Religious men and women and the Lord’s Faithful.  (more…)

Blessing of new Classrooms at Mulanga

April 13, 2016 by t.matthaei

On Thursday the 7th of April Bishop Justin Mulenga blessed the new classrooms at Mulanga Basic School. The project of building a new 1 x 3 classroom block at Mulanga has thus come to a successful conclusion. It was funded by DESWOS, Germany and Bridge of Friendship (BOF), Germany.



Consecration of Bishop Justin Mulenga

March 16, 2016 by t.matthaei

Coat of Arms of Bishop Mulenga

Coat of Arms of Bishop Mulenga

On Saturday 12 March 2016, Fr. Justin Mulenga was consecrated Bishop and enthroned as Bishop of Mpika. For the impressive ceremony it seemed as if the whole of Zambia had come to celebrate the event, from the Republican President himself, members of the the PF government, traditional rulers, local government officials, members of the armed forces, the bishops from Zambia and Tanzania, priests, religious and hundreds of the laity. The liturgy was solemn and very colorful, with the Stella Girls and the Buomba dancing.

The highlight of the ceremony was the ordination and enthronement of the Right Rev. Justin Mulenga, as Bishop of Mpika and a great shout of joy went up as he was enthroned. His consecrators were Archbishop Chama, chief consecrator, assisted by Bishop Lungu from Chipata and Bishop Chisenga from Mansa.

Holy Mass endet at 13 hrs. followed by the presentation of gifts and after the ceremony over 300 invited guests were entertained to a sumptuous lunch in the grounds of the diocese (canteen and new parish hall).

The Podium of Bishops

The Podium of Bishops

Pope Francis appoints Fr. Justin Mulenga Bishop of Mpika Diocese

December 30, 2015 by t.matthaei

Fr. Justin Mulenga

On 23 December 2015, His Holiness, Pope Francis  appointed, Rev. Fr. Justin Mulenga (60)  of  Kasama Archdiocese as Bishop of Mpika. Fr. Mulenga was ordained (more…)

Mpika Diocese Launches the Year of Mercy

December 29, 2015 by John Sinkala

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On the third Sunday of Advent, 13th December 2015, Mpika diocese launches the year of Mercy. The holy mass was presided over by the Apostolic Administrator, his Grace the Most Rev. Ignatius Chama, (more…)

The Women of Mpika Diocese Present Mother Theresa Fund to the Apostolic Administrator

December 28, 2015 by John Sinkala

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On the Saturday, 28th November 2015, the women from different parishes gathered at St. Monica Parish for thanksgiving mass marking the closure of the liturgical year. The theme for their gathering was “What returns can I give to the Lord for (more…)

The Local Clergy of Mpika Diocese Out for Retreat in Chilubula

December 2, 2015 by John Sinkala


From Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th October 2015, the local priests of Mpika Diocese were out for Retreat in Chilubula Parish in the Archdiocese of Kasama. (more…)

A Priest and two Deacons Ordained in Katibunga

November 27, 2015 by John Sinkala


On 20th August 2015, his Grace the Most Reverend Ignatius Chama ordained two deacons and one priest (more…)

Fr. Telesphore Kabiti celebrates Golden Jubilee

October 20, 2015 by t.matthaei



On 8 August 2015, the clergy and the faithful of Mpika diocese joined Fr. Telesphore Kabiti in celebrating 50 years in the priesthood at St. Andrew’s Parish Church in Mpika. (more…)