Bishop Kanyama will be laid to rest at Bembeke Feb 21

Catholic faithful and other Malawias will pay their last respects to late Emmanuel Kanyama of the Dedza Diocese  on Wednesday when the body of the deceased man of God will be laid to rest at Bembeke Cathedral Cemetery in Dedza District.

Bishop Kanyama

Bishop Kanyama died of high blood pressure on Saturday in Mchinji district when he went to see his mother.

According to the Catholic Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, on

Tuesday February 20  2018 the remains of the late Kanyama will be taken from Likuni Mission Hospital Mortuary at 10:30 AM  for Dedza.

Before departure, there will be also a Mass at 1 1:30 AM at Likuni  Parish and His Lordship Martin Mtumbuka, Bishop of Karonga and ECM Vice Chairman will preside over the Mass.

“Upon arrival in Dedza,there will be Holy Mass at Dedza Parish starting from 4:00 PM. Rev. Fr. Isaac Mwazambumba, Chairman of the Association of Diocesan Catholic Clergy in Dedza will preside over the Holy Mass.

“Thereafter, the remains of the late Bishop Kanyama will be taken to Bembeke Cathedral where Holy Mass and Vigil Prayers will be celebrated starting from 6:30 PM,” reads ECM letter,signed by Rev Fr.Henry Saindi.

His Lordship, Montfort Stima, Bishop of the Diocese of Mangochi will preside over the Holy Mass.

On Wednesday  February 21  2018,the remains of the late Bishop Kanyama will be taken from Bembeke Cathedral to St. Joseph’s Demonstration Primary School at 9:00 AM where  farewell Holy Mass will be celebrated  starting from 10:00 AM.  His Grace Tarsizio Ziyaye, Archbishop of Lilongwe will preside over the Holy Mass.

The funeral ceremony  will be attended by Very Reverend Fr. Andriy Yevchuk, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Holy See, representing His Excellency Most Reverend Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi.

Thereafter, Rite of Committal will be celebrated at Bembeke Cathedral Cemetery for the Bishop.

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