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The whole present Livingstone Diocese was a part first of the Zambezi Mission and then of the Prefecture Apostolic of Broken Hill (Kabwe). The Irish Capuchin fathers arrived in 1931 and took responsibility for this area. A flourishing Christianity developed mainly, at first, by establishing schools by education and pastoral work. A great support both in education and in pastoral work also came from the Holy Cross Sisters who joined the Capuchin Fathers in 1936. On 25th May, 1936 Livingstone became a Prefecture Apostolic with Mgr Killian Flynn, OFM. Cap. as its Prefect Apostolic. On 10th March 1950 it became a Vicariate Apostolic. Bishop O’Shea OFM. Cap. was the first Vicar Apostolic. On 25th April 1950 Livingstone became a Diocese and Mgr O’Shea became its first Bishop. On 18th November, 1974 Bishop O’Shea retired and Bishop Adrian Mung’andu was appointed Bishop of Livingstone. On 9th January, 1984 Bishop Mung’andu was transferred to Lusaka as its Bishop, the present Bishop was appointed and ordained on 7th July 1985. The Diocese of Livingstone comprises part of the Kalomo District, the Livingstone, Kazungula, Sesheke and Shangombo districts.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

STATEMENT BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF LIVINGSTONE




STATEMENT BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF LIVINGSTONE, OVER THE DEATH OF MR. HARISON CHANDA, PF MONZE DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God”- 1 John 4:7
FOLLOWING THE CRUEL DEATH OF MR. HARISON CHANDA, THE PATRIOTIC FRONT MONZE DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON, ON THE EVENING OF 25TH FEBRUARY 2013, IN LIVINGSTONE, WE AS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LIVINGSTONE, HAVE THE FOLLOWING TO SAY:
1.      WE ARE GREATLY SADDENED AND SHOCKED BY THE BRUTAL KILLING OF MR. HARISON CHANDA. HENCEFORTH, WE CONDEMN IN STRONGEST TERMS THE BRUTAL ACT OF VIOLENCE THAT LED TO THE LOSS OF LIFE OF MR. HARISON CHANDA.
2.      AS A CHURCH WE ARE NON-PARTISAN.
3.      HUMAN LIFE IN ALL ITS FORMS SHOULD BE PROTECTED AT ALL TIMES. NO PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY THE LIFE OF ANOTHER PERSON, FOR WHATEVER REASON.
4.      IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT AS A RESULT OF CAMPAIGNS IN THIS BY-ELECTIONS, WE HAVE LOST HUMAN LIFE.
5.      WE CALL UPON THE PEOPLE OF LIVINGSTONE, KNOWN FOR PEACE, TO REJECT ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE.
6.      WE CALL UPON ALL POLITICAL PLAYERS, TO REMAIN CALM AND PEACEFUL, TODAY, TOMORROW, (THE VOTING DAY), AND AFTER THE  ELECTIONS.
7.      AWARE THAT TOMORROW, 28TH FEBRUARY 2013, IS A POLLING DAY, WE CALL UPON ALL REGISTERED VOTERS, TO TURN UP IN NUMBERS AND CAST THEIR BALLOT PAPER, TO ELECT A MEMBER OF PARLIARMENT OF THEIR CHOICE, WITHOUT AND FEAR OF INTIMIDATION.
8.      FINALLY, WE REAPET: LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER. LET US NOT ALLOW POLITICAL DIFFERENCES TO LEAD US TO HATRED AND THE TAKING AWAY HUMAN LIFE.

SIGNED: ……………………………….                                          27TH FEBRUARY 2013
FR. CLIFFORD MULASIKWANDA,
DIOCESAN SECRETARY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF LIVINSTONE 

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Vicar General for the Diocese

On 20th September, 2012, Bishop Raymond Mpezele appointed Fr. Jeffrey Tembo, Parish Priest of Sesheke, as the new Vicar General of the Diocese, after Fr. Clement Temba CSSP, who left the Diocese last July at the end of his service to the Diocese.
In a Catholic Diocese, the Vicar General is the Bishop’s close collaborator in the Pastoral care of the Diocese, which includes the governance of the Diocese.
When the Bishop is out of the country, the Vicar General is in charge of the Diocese and all matters that require the Bishop’s attention are referred to the Vicar General.
I ask all to pray for our new Vicar General.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Priestly Ordination - Deacon Kelvin Mufalo

Deacon Kelvin Mufalo, ordained deacon on 22 May 2010 at St. Dominic's Major Seminary, Lusaka, will be ordained Priest on Saturday, 27 October 2012, at Maramba Parish Church. Ordination Mass will start at 09.00hrs. Kindly keep Deacon Mufalo in your prayers.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Diaconate Ordination - Simon Cheba

Simon Cheba, a seminiarian from St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral, Livingstone, Zambia, will be ordained deacon on Sunday 26th August, 2012.  He will be ordained by Bishop Raymond Mpezele. Ordination Mass at the Cathedral will start at 10.00hrs.

Fr. Michael Soka Mumba, OFM Cap

Fr. Michael Soka Mumba, OFM Cap, congratulations on the occasion of your ordination to priesthood by His Lordship, the Right Reverand Raymond Mpezele. Fr. Michael was ordained on Saturday 18th August, 2012, at St. Francis' Catholic Church, Dambwa in Livingstone, Zambia.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fr. Dominic Mizhi Sandu, OFM Cap - New Pastoral Coordinator

Fr. Dominic Mizhi Sandu, OFM Cap  is the new New Pastoral Coordinator, effective July 9, 2012. His appointment runs for three years, renewable. The Bishop has equally appointed him as a Diocesan Consultor. All the best to Fr. Dominic in his new Ministry.
Fr. Dominic takes over from Fr. Clement Damian Temba, CssP, who was Vicar General and Pastoral Coordinator. He has since has left the diocese after nine (9)years of service. Fr. Clement thanks for your service to the dioocese.