Catholic Church elects Monsignor Thawale as  Lilongwe Archdiocese administrator

Lilongwe Archdiocese has elected Vicar General Fr. Dr Patrick Thawale to run the archdiocese as diocesan administrator until a new archbishop has been appointed to replace the late archbishop Tarcizio Ziyaye.

Thawele  appointed diocesan administrator

Ziyaye died on December 14 2020 in Namibia and was buried on December 19, 2020. He died of Colon cancer.

The Pope is yet to appoint a new archbishop.

The election of a diocesan administrator is a fulfillment of Canon Law 421 (1) which states: “The College of Consultors must elect a Diocesan Administrator, namely the one who is to govern the diocese temporarily, within eight days from receiving notice of the vacancy of an Episcopal See and without prejudice to the prescript of Can. 502 $3.)”

The election took place on December 22, 2020 in the presence of Archbishop Thomas Msusa, President of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi and Fr. William Turnbull, Secretary for the College of Consultors.

The priests held a secret vote whose results showed that Thawale won.

“Through a secret ballot Monsignor Patrick Thawale was elected the Diocesan Administrator. In this case, we write to communicate to you that Very Reverend , Msgr. Patrick Thawale is the Diocesan Administrator of Lilongwe Archdiocese,” reads a letter co-authored by Archbishop Msusa and Fr. Turnbull dated December 22, 2020 and addressed to the clergy and laity of Lilongwe Archdiocese.

 

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Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
1 month ago

Congratulations to Msgr Thawale on his election as diocesan administrator.He will hold the fort for the next 2–3 years awaiting the appointment of the new archbishop.All the best for you and for the archdiocese.

Imran
Imran
1 month ago

May the Lord guide you in this challenging task. We believe in you and you have always demonstrated the leadership we need in the Church. Drive the ship forward Fr. Dr. Patrick Thawale

No to tribalism
No to tribalism
1 month ago

Basically the next bishop will be chewa again. So the chewas don’t know when to give up power.

Zagwa
Zagwa
1 month ago

I am praying for Bishop Mtumbuka to be elevated to Archbishop of Lilongwe as Karonga also falls under the Archdioceses, if not let elevate angoni Bishop Sitima to lead Lilongwe

masoambeta
masoambeta
1 month ago

How come all the big posts of administration of Lilongwe Diocese come from Mchinji district? Late bishop was from Mchinji, his deputy Mchinji, secretary Mchinji, treasurer Mchinji 😳😳😳

Tonse
Tonse
1 month ago
Reply to  masoambeta

Kuchikamwa bwa?

masoambeta
masoambeta
30 days ago
Reply to  Tonse

I said a fact. Say yours.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  masoambeta

It has been like this for some time because of the background.The Catholic influence in the District has been so predominant compared to other Districts in the Central Region probably due to Kachebere seminary.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mwini muzi
masoambeta
masoambeta
30 days ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

You don’t know what you’re talking about. Kachebere is national. The fact that Chanco is in Zomba does not mean most of people are from Zomba. You see my point??

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
28 days ago
Reply to  masoambeta

I used the word probably. Think carefully before you counter a comment.

Blessings
1 month ago
Reply to  masoambeta

that’s church politics

Tuvitwana.
Tuvitwana.
1 month ago

He looks matured and ready to lead. We wish him well.

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
1 month ago

May the Holy Spirit be upon you.May the hand of God guide you. May Jesus Christ lead you in looking after his flock..

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