Diocese of Zomba
Zomba Diocese is in the southern region of Malawi. It is one of the eight Dioceses under the Episcopal Conference of Malawi-ECM. It covers an area of 3, 522 square kilometres and has 20 parishes. The current population of Catholic Christians in the Diocese stands at over 220, 388 and the clergy comprises 54 priests. The Diocese of Zomba is also blessed with a number of congregations for religious men and women who are serving in different apostolates in the Diocese.
Currently, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese is His Grace George Desmond Tambala OCD, who is also Archbishop of Lilongwe Archdiocese.
Zomba was made a Diocese in 1959 but first it belonged to the then Nyasa Vicariate which was created by Rome is 1897 with Joseph DuPont. a White Father, as its Bishop. At the time it was created, Zomba Diocese also belonged to the Southern Province which was known as Shire Vicariate which was created in 1908 and entrusted to the Montfort Missionaries under Bishop Auguste Prezeau as an Apostolic Vicar. He was followed by Bishop Louis Auneau who became an Apostolic Vicar and served the Shire Vicariate from 1910 to 1950.
On 17th May 1959, Pope John XXIII elevated all the Vicariates in Nyasaland to the rank of Dioceses and Zomba because a Diocese in the same year.
The CURRENT POPULATION
OF CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS IN THE
Diocese stands at over 220, 388 and the clergy comprises 54 priests. The Diocese of Zomba is also blessed with a number of congregations for religious men and women who are serving in different apostolates in the Diocese.
Our mandate is diverse, we exists to minister to the full human being by meeting the spiritual, social, physical and emotional needs
To improve the welfare of priests, sisters, brothers and the catechists sustainably and strengthen the moral, social and economic development of the youth in the Church.
Towards reducing the suffering of the vulnerable groups, especially the poor, ultra poor, the sick, the elderly, persons with albinism and children
To protect the environment and play role in the development of natural resources.
To develop a locally self-sustaining Church and Christian community through economic self-reliance investments
To empower the youths to participate actively in church and vocational skill development activities at different levels.