Historical Background

On 17th May 1959, Pope John XXIII elevated all Vicariates in Nyasaland (now Malawi) to the rank of Dioceses. Zomba officially became a Diocese in that year comprising the current Zomba Diocese together with all parishes of the present Mangochi Diocese. Zomba Diocese is situated in the Eastern Region of Malawi and consists of Zomba and Machinga districts. The area for the Diocese is 3,522 Square Kilometres and has, according to the 2017 Diocesan Survey, over 233,000 Catholic Christians with 17 parishes.

 

Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala OCD

Appointed by Pope Francis on 15th October 2015, thFeasof St.Teresof Avila, and consecrated on 31st January 2016, Rt. Rev. George Desmond Tambala OCD is the incumbent Bishop of Zomba Diocese. His Motto is ‘Dives in Miseri-cor- dia,’ or God rich in mercy Eph2:4.

Former Bishops

 

 

Rt. Rev. Allan Chamgwera

1981-2004

 

Rt. Rev. Thomas Luke Msusa

2004-2014.

Religious Congregations

 

Carmelite Sisters

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in response to the needs of the t...

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Holy Family Carmelite Monastery Sisters


Carmelites originated from Mount Carmel in Israel, around the year ...

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Daughters of Wisdom


The congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom is an international rel...

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Marist Brothers


The Marist Brothers of the Schools, commonly known as simply the Ma...

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Capuchins


The congregation of Order of Minor Capuchin-OFM.Cap was founded by ...

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Servants of Blessed Virgin Mary


It had been Bishop Louis Auneau’s wish to establish a local religio...

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Montfort Fathers


M

issionaries...

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Diocesan Priests


Another religious congregation found in Zomba Diocese is the congre...

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Prayers

 

Starting time for Mass at Zomba Cathedral 

Sunday

English Mass     - 06:30 

Chichewa Mass - 08:30 

Monday to Saturday

Chichewa Mass - 06:00

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