Lilongwe archbishop Ziyaye dies

Roman Catholic Archbishop for Lilongwe Diocese, Tarcisius Gervasio Ziyaye has died.

Archbishop Ziyaye  has died

Ziyaye died on Monday morning, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) said in a statement.

“Archbishop Ziyaye has passed on in the early hours of today, 14th December 2020 in Namibia where he was receiving medical treatment,” the statement  issued by ECM secretary general Fr Henry Saindi said.

A Catholic member in Lilongwe told Nyasa Times on Monday: “We have lost a great and gentle servant of the Catholic Church . Ziyaye will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Archbishop Ziyaye, aged 67, was named an Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Dedza by the late Pope John Paul II on November 26, 1991. He was consecrated and installed as Auxiliary Bishop on May 23, 1992.

Ziyaye  was named Coadjutor Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lilongwe, Malawi by Pope John Paul II on May 4, 1993. He succeeded as Bishop of Lilongwe on November 11, 1994.

In 2000, he became the President of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi. He was named Metropolitan Archbishop of Blantyre by Pope John Paul II on January 23, 2001.

Ziyaye  became the President of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) in July 2008.

Catholic is an influential church in Malawi.

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Steven Smart
Steven Smart
7 months ago

The death of Arch Bishop T. Ziyaye is a great loss to the Catholic Community both locally and globally. Personally I could see more than a human being in Arch Bishop Ziyaye. Iam completely speechless. The heaven has gained.

Rest in Eternal Peace our beloved Bishop

Abe
Abe
7 months ago

Condolences to the Malawi Catholic family, this is a great loss. May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

Mercy Mwalwiba
Mercy Mwalwiba
7 months ago

May his soul rest in peace. He has finished the work of the Lord. Condolence from Tanzania

Rolf Patel
Rolf Patel
7 months ago

Bye bye our dear friend and teacher you will be rememberd for the guidance you gave us in some of the most difficult times RIP

Donald McLean
7 months ago

Very saddening news of the demise of our Bishop, may his soul rest in eternal peace.

Gwalidi
7 months ago

Waiting for a statement from UTM and the pseudo Samuel called by Ziyaye.

Last edited 7 months ago by Gwalidi
AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
7 months ago

Oooh, Toto moyo uja ndiye ndiameneyutu agogo,. Bon voyage agogo disappear agogo disappear agogo!
MHSRIEP

Sign Post
7 months ago

Regrettably, the year 2020 has seen the loss of some lives in our Catholic Church.
We have lost nuns and priests.Today, this is another big blow to the church.However,we should invoke the Holy Spiritus through our Heavenly High Judge-Lord Jesus Christ to be with us.
May his soul rest in peace

saimala john
saimala john
7 months ago
  1. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Mzwanya
Mzwanya
7 months ago

May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

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