Medardo Joseph Mazombwe

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Medardo Joseph Mazombwe
Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka
See Lusaka, Zambia
Installed 1996
Term ended 2006
Predecessor Adrian Mung'andu[1]
Successor Telesphore George Mpundu
Other posts Bishop of Chipata (1971–1996)
Ordination 4 September 1960
Consecration 7 February 1971
Personal details
Born (1931-09-24)24 September 1931
Chundamira, Zambia
Died 29 August 2013(2013-08-29) (aged 81)
Denomination Roman Catholic

Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (24 September 1931 – 29 August 2013) was a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the former Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka (1996–2006) and Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chipata (1970–1996).

Pope Benedict XVI elevated Mazombwe to the status of Cardinal-Priest of Santa Emerenziana a Tor Fiorenza at a consistory on 20 November 2010.[2]

He held several senior positions in the local and regional church, such as Zambia Episcopal Conference president (1972 – 1975; 1988 – 1990; 1999 – 2002), and as Chairman of the regional conferences under Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) (1979–86). He was an ardent campaigner for Zambia's debt cancellation in the mid-1980s, through the Jubilee movement campaign and spearheaded several new developmental projects in many parts of the country including the Mumpanshya area of Chongwe.[3]

Episcopal succession[edit]

Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: Emmanuel Milingo


  1. ^ "Lusaka (Archdiocese)". 
  2. ^ David Cheney. "Medardo Joseph Mazombwe profile at". 
  3. ^ Speroforum. "Biographical details of Vatican cardinal designates". Spero.