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The Right Rev Thomas Luke Msusa (SMM)

ORDINARY: THE MOST REVEREND ARCHBISHOP THOMAS LUKE MSUSA

The Right Rev. Thomas Luke Msusa, SMM, was born on 2nd February 1962 at Iba Village in Mangochi District. He was ordained priest on 3rd August 1996 at St Augustine Cathedral in Mangochi Diocese. He was appointed Bishop of Zomba Diocese on 16th January 2004, and was consecrated on 17th April the same year. He became Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Blantyre in 2014.

Area Sq. Kilometres                                   9 166
Population                                                   2 999 950
No of Catholics                                           836 942
Catechumens                                              4 410
Trained Catechists                                     92
Volunteer Catechists                                 2 847

Historical Notes
This part of Malawi was originally under the jurisdiction of the Vicariate of Nyasa and was entrusted in 1897 to the White Fathers Society. On 3rd December 1903, the Southern Province and Ntcheu District of the Central Province became Shire Prefecture Apostolic and was entrusted to the Montfort Fathers. The Prefecture was raised to the status of the Vicariate Apostolic on 14th April 1908. In 1952 the Northern part of the Shire Vicariate was erected into the Vicariate of Zomba. At the same time the title “Shire Vicariate” became “Vicariate of Blantyre”. It was raised to an Archdiocese in 1952.

PATRON SAINT: OUR LADY QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS

Postal Address:
Archbishop’s House
P.O. Box 385
Blantyre Malawi
Email:            archdblantyre@africa-online.net
Tel: 01 637 905 (Office and Residence) 01 637 518
(Private) 01 637 905 Secretary

PREDECESSORS:  Right Rev. Auguste Prezeau, SMM 1903 – 1909
Right Rev. Louis Auneau, SMM 1910 – 1950
Right Rev. John Baptist Theunissen, SMM 1951 – 1967
Right Rev. James Chiona, DP      1967 – 2001
Right Rev. Tarcisius G. Ziyaye, DP        2001 – 2013

STAFF

Diocesan Priest                                                                               76
Montfort Fathers                                                                            3
Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans)                                                   7
Comboni Missionaries                                                                  8
Oblates of Holy Family Brothers                                                4
Brothers of Immaculate Conception (FIC)                              14
Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary (SBVM)             276
Montfort Sisters                                                                              14
Sisters of Our Lady                                                                        22
Sisters of Divine Providence                                                       19
San’Edgidio Fathers                                                                      2
FALMI                                                                                               2
Little Servants of Mary Immaculate                                         5
Carmelite Missionaries                                                                 2

Full Staff List

ARCHDIOCESAN OFFICES
Vicar General:       Msgr Boniface Tamani (DP)
Archbishop Secretary:     Fr. Michael Chimwala (DP)
Financial Administrator:            Fr. Paul Nkolombidzo (DP)

COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS
Msgr Boniface Tamani (DP)
Fr. Clement Chimwala DP
Fr. Lawrence Simbota
Fr Enoch Kanjira (DP)
Fr Boniface Kasulo (DP)
Fr John Kuziona
Fr John Dimba (CSSp)

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