Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe (Latin: Archidioecesis Lilongvensis) is the Roman Catholic archdiocese located in Lilongwe in Malawi. Before its elevation to an Archdiocese in 2011, it had belonged to the Ecclesiastical Province of the Archdiocese of Blantyre.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Pope Francis accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe, under Canon 401.1 of the Latin-rite Code of Canon Law, presented by Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr., who had served as Archbishop since its elevation on February 9, 2011, and before that as its Bishop since succeeding Bishop Felix Eugenio Mkhori on July 4, 2007. He is succeeded as Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe by Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye, who until then had been serving as Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Blantyre, in Blantyre, Malawi, and who had previously served as a Bishop of Lilongwe.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • July 31, 1889: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Nyassa from the Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganyika in Tanzania
  • February 12, 1897: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Nyassa
  • July 12, 1951: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Likuni
  • June 20, 1958: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Lilongwe
  • April 25, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Lilongwe
  • February 9, 2011: Elevated to Archdiocese of Lilongwe[2]

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Its suffragan dioceses are:

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 13°58′45″S 33°45′45″E / 13.9791°S 33.7625°E / -13.9791; 33.7625