Malawi bishops in Vatican for ‘ad Limina’ visit

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Malawi Catholic Bishop begin their ‘ad limana’ visit in Vatican.-Photo courtesy of ECM

All the seven Catholic Bishops in Malawi including the Secretary General for the Episcopal of Malawi (ECM), Fr. George Buleya have left for Rome, for their “Ad Limina Apostolorum” visit, the once-every-five-years trip bishops must make to the Vatican.

The “Ad Limina Apostolorum” (Latin for “to the tombs of the Apostles”) visit brings together bishops with the Holy Father and with the Vatican dicasteries, and helps to evaluate the state of both a nation’s episcopate as well as each particular diocese.

According to the program released by the Secretary General, Fr. Buleya His Lordship Bishop Montfort Stima of Mangochi Diocese and His Grace Bishop Tarcizius Ziyaye of Lilongwe Archdiocese left the country already on 25th October and 29th October respectively.

Fr Buleya said that those that have left the country on 4th November 2014 include Bishop Joseph Zuza, who is chairing the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and is diocesan bishop for Mzuzu Diocese, Most Reverend Thomas Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese, Bishop Peter Musikuwa of Chikwawa Diocese, Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama of Dedza Diocese, Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese, and himself as Secretary General).

The Secretary General also disclosed that on Thursday, 6th November the bishops will Concelebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Peter, and later on hold meetings with the Congregation for the Evangelization of People, where they will meet Cardinal Filoni, Archbishop Hon SDB and Fr. Wojda SAC.

“A possible meeting with the Holy Father is scheduled to take place on Friday, 7th and 8th November in the morning,”said Fr Buleya as he read the program.

Other important meetings that the Malawi Bishops will hold include the meeting with the Congregation for Catholic Education, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, Supreme Tribunal of the Segnatura Apostolica and the Pontifical Council for Health Care.

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19 thoughts on “Malawi bishops in Vatican for ‘ad Limina’ visit”

  1. Dr. Mango says:

    Chigwere, Petulo, Gongoni and Clement osaonetsa umbuli pagulu ngati apa. You do not know about Catholicism.

    Makamaka iwe Clement wati chani za Pope? Iwetu zoopsya zikutsata ndithu!!! APapa athu akulakwira chiyani? Novenatu simasewera!!!

  2. Zizitero says:

    All the best, our bishops. May the anointing of the first apostles be upon you and help you lead those who follow you to eternal salvation

  3. Poor Malawi says:

    These arguments are significant proof that “the teachings and principles of Jesus Christ” have not penetrated in the hearts of many fellow Malawians. My people are perishing because of ignorance about His scriptures due partly to lack of reading culture in the end times. May God help ignite in us the desire and thirty to read and understand His words and act accordingly.

  4. Micheal Tchongwa says:

    am proud of u guyz,those who take part on dis page.

  5. Gongoni says:

    Hey look at the titles: Holy Father, His Lordship,His Grace, Most Reverend!! These are titles of GOD!

  6. Clement says:

    GUYS,TAMVETSETSANI BWINO BWINO MUSANAYAMBE MA COMMENT ANUWO.WHO IS THE HOLY FATHER? MUKUDZIWA KUTI UMENEWU NDI MWANO WAWUKULU PAMASO PAMULUNGU? JESUS CHRIST IS DE ONE WHO IS HOLY. NOT UR STUPID POPE,LORD HAVE MERCY

    1. ANALYST says:

      If you have abusa kumpingo kwako iwe Clement and you ever call them “Reverend”, then tell me the difference with “Holy Father”! For argument’s sake, these are just titles to show dignity to the leadership of the Church. In addition, when a leader of a Church (in this case the Holy Catholic Church) speaks on issues of doctrine, he CANNOT err because we believe he speaks on behalf of God (can God err?). This last point is the one which led to the Pope being called the Holy Father, and that he is INFALLIBLE when speaking on issues of dogma/doctrine

      1. petulo says:

        Do not be deceived, anyone including a leader of any church is only human – flesh and blood hence can err even if they purport to speak on behalf of God. How many people claiming to be speaking on behalf of God have lead people astry. For instance the pope encourages idol worship (worship of graven images including that of Mary) no wonder this commandment was taken out in the catechism, now tell me if he cannot err!

        1. namarokoro says:

          Analyst, do not waste your breathe urguing with these idiots. Both Clement & Petulo are idiots and do not know the dogma of the church. Let them talk it wont change anything. The church is much focused, stronger, well organised than their little brains.

  7. Chigwere says:

    Vindere vyakufikapo..accept condoms in your church as a measure of reducing HIV/Aids infection

  8. chemboma says:

    nice trip and god bless

  9. tembohh says:

    Osakambiranako za ma gay kumeneko komanso forced sunday keeping

  10. Centurio says:

    Use reason and faith in God’s light and for the betterment of christias and the holy church

  11. chatonda says:

    I wish you all good luck and may God bless you as you do your pastoral work.

  12. kondwani says:

    wishing you blessed trip our dear bishops.Continue praying for us and our nation.

  13. Ninja says:

    Its news to me. Thanks for sharing the information.

  14. ujeni says:

    This is not news, you can do better. We have alot to highlight in Malawi for instance why do school kids still sit on the floor in our primary schools, do we import wood to make desks or is manufacturing desks so complicated technology amangwetu? We are just useless lot in this country complete hopeless Africans

    1. with so many technical college students doing carpentry ;why not encourage them to be making desks for our local schools using the locally available timber ???

      Our BISHOPS Have Demonsrated One thing Here For those Who Have Eyes to See And Ears to hear Thats FEUDALISM ! !FEUDALISM !! WELL DONE OUR BISHOPS FROM ALL CORNERS OF MALAWI

      OUR POLITICAL LEADERS LEARN SOMETHING FROM OUR BISHOPS IF YOU HAVE THE WELFARE OF THE POOR PEOPLE IN YOUR HEARTS PLEASE !!

    2. zedediya says:

      the problem is how do we take care of the desks. it is not that we cannot afford to hav desks in primary schools. but the question is ‘are we able to take good care of them?’ your guess is as good as mine. Vandalism

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