Father Dr Steve Bulambo, who recently graduated with a doctorate in Canon Law from Belgium, is now judicial vicar or the Tribunal of the Diocese of Karonga.
He is one of the youthful priests to be appointed for a senior post in local church in Malawi. He was ordained in 2004.
Bishop Mtumbuka, who is also the vice chairperson of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), announced through a memorandum that the appointment is with immediate effect.
Mtumbuka, an academic, disciplinarian, and former deputy vice chancellor for the Catholic University in Malawi (CUNIMA), said it was a difficult task.
“In carrying out this difficult but noble task, together with your colleagues in the Tribunal, you will assist many Christians to acquire a close union with our risen Lord through his sacraments,” a letter the Bishop wrote, announcing his appointment, reads.
From St. Michael’s Parish of Chitipa district, Bulambo was until his new post “Judicial Vicar Designate of the Diocese” according to news.karongadiocese.org—the official online communications source of Malawi’s newest diocese.
Nyasa Times understands that with his new position, Father Bulambo will lead, manage and coordinate “[the Tribunal of the Diocese of Karonga which is] an important pastoral tool of the Diocese by assisting the faithful who need their marriage cases attended to so that they can return to sacramental life.
Bulambo’s appointment, Nyasa Times learnt, followed “a message from the Supreme Tribunal in the Vatican” confirming him for the post.