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Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga, Bishop of Mpika i Diocese

mulengaBorn on 28th February 1955 in Kabwe District in the Diocese of Kabwe.
Ordained Priest for the Archdiocese of Kasama on 18th July 1993.
Appointed Bishop for Mpika Diocese on 23th December 2015 and consecrated Bishop on 12th March 2016 by Archbishop Ignatius Chama.


Bishop Justin Mulenga started his primary education in 1962 at Rosa Mission in Northern Province of Zambia.  After completing Primary school, Bishop Mulenga entered Lubushi Minor Seminary in 1969 for his secondary education.
He proceeded to Mpima Major Seminary in 1974 to study for Priesthood but he left a year later to pursue Accountancy and Business Studies.  After obtaining the Diploma in Accountancy and Business studies, he worked in the Accounting and Costing departments of various companies in Lusaka and the Copperbelt, and in the Diocesan Treasury of the Archdiocese of Kasama.

Bishop Mulenga went back in 1989 to pursue priestly studies in Rome at the Pontifical Beda College. After completing his studies in Rome in Bishop Mulenga was ordained for the Archdiocese of Kasama on 18th July 1993.
Bishop Mulenga holds a Diploma in Accountancy (Evelyn Hon College), studies in Philosophy and Theology (Rome). Fr. Mulenga has served in many parishes as Assistant Parish Priest (Lwena, Kapatu) and as Parish Priest (Cathedral of St. John Kasama, Mbala) He has also served as Episcopal Vicar for the Religious and Treasurer General of the Archdiocese of Kasama. Currently Fr. Justin is the Parish Priest in Lwena.

Rt. Rev.  Alick Banda, Bishop  of Ndola and current ZEC Vice President

•Born on 15th November, 1964 in Mufulira town of Ndola Diocese
•Ordained priest on 7th August, 1994.  
•Ordained bishop of Solwezi diocese on 29th July, 2007 by Archbishop Nicola Girasoli.
•Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Ndola Diocese on 13th November, 2009
•Succeeded Bishop Noel O’Reagan on 16th January,2010

Bishop Alick Banda completed his primary and secondary education in his hometown, Mufulira and at the Juniour Seminary in Ndola respectively. He followed his priestly studies at Mpima Major Seminary in Kabwe and St. Dominic's Major Seminary in Lusaka, where he was awarded the Diploma in Philosophy and later one a Bachelor in Theology. The Bishop holds a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Hochschule of St. George, Frankfurt, Germany.

Rt. Rev. Raymond Mpezele, Bishop of Livingstone

Born 12th May, 1939 at Bulanda village in  Pemba District
• 7th September, 1969 ordained priest
• 7th July, 1985 ordained Bishop by Bishop James Corboy, S.J

Rt. Rev. Benjamin S. Phiri Auxiliary Bishop of Chipata and Titular Bishop of Nachingwea
Born on 14th June,1959 
14th September, 1986 ordained priest for the Diocese of Chipata
15th January, 2011 appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Chipata by Medardo Joseph Cardinal Mazombwe
9th April , 2011 ordained bishop of Titular Bishop of Nachingwea


 Bishop Phiri holds a Doctorate in Canon Law from Urban Pontifical University (2004). After his priestly ordination, Bishop Phiri carried out the following ministries: 1986-1988: Assistant parish priest in the Parish of Mbwindi (Chipata) and at the same time, Director of Vocational Ministry for the Diocese of Chipata (1987-1993);
1988-1990: Parish priest in Chadiza (Chipata); 1990-1997: Director of the Centre for Pastoral Care and Catechesis in Chikungu (Chipata) and at the same time personal Secretary of the former Bishop of Chipata, Bishop Medardo Mazombwe (1993-1997); 1997-2002: Studies for the Licence in Canon Law in Rome, at the Urban Pontifical
University; 2002-2004: National Director of the Pastoral Care Office for the Episcopal Conference of Zambia. He was the Rector of the National Major Theological Seminary of St Dominic in Lusaka from 2004 up until his appointement as Auxiliary Bishop.

 

 

 

 

 

Rt. Rev. Evans Chinyama Chinyemba, OMI. Bishop of Mongu
•Born 9th August, 1967 in Lukulu District of Western Province
•Professed member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) on 5th February 1994 and perpetual vows on 6th January 1999
•Ordained priest of Oblates of Mary Immaculate on 19th August, 2000
•Appointed bishop of Mongu on 15th February 2011 and Ordained Bishop of Mongu Diocese on 28th May, 2011 by Medardo Joseph Cardinal Mazombwe

Bishop Chinyemba attended Silembe Primary School as well as Lukulu Secondary School in Lukulu District.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology. Since his ordination in the year 2000, Bishop Chinyemba has served in various pastoral and administrative duties within the Catholic Church including as a member of the General Council of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate for Africa and Madagascar. 

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