Mutharika pays tribute to late Kanyama: Chilima describes Catholic Bishop ‘a blessing to many’

Malawi’s Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has described the late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama as a gifted person and a blessing to many people in the country.

President Mutharika paying his respect to Bishop Kanyama.- photo by Stanley Makuti, Mana

Mourning the late Bishop Kanyama.- photo by Stanley Makuti, Mana

Catholic bishops pay respects to late Kanyama.- photo by Stanley Makuti, Mana

Speaking on behalf of President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday at St. Joseph Demonstration Primary School ground during a funeral mass of the late Bishop Kanyama, Chilima said there were several issues that everyone could learn from Bishop Kanyama’s life.

The VP said the late Bishop Kanyama was a man with love, humility and was patient, honest and loved the truth.

“Late Bishop Kanyama loved God so much. He believed in the teachings of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist.

“Though Bishop Kanyama was educated, he still loved reading books and he was a multitalented person as he was also good in football,” said Chilima.

The Vice President also said that the late bishop showed love to her mother as he used to visit her now and again and he died while loving and taking care of his mother at the village.

“In that way, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is inspired with what late Bishop Kanyama was doing to her mother and the president has condoled late Kanyama’s mother with one million kwacha,” Chilima announced.

He, therefore, urged members of Dedza Diocese to remain united and show love to each other as they are remembering late Bishop Kanyama.

Speaking earlier, the representative of Dedza Diocese, Father Isaac Mwazambumba, said that the late Bishop Kanyama would be remembered for his love to God as well as to people.

“Though Bishop Kanyama was sick, he was still serving God and taking care of his members at the church. He was a man of love and was patient,” Mwazambumba explained.

The late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama was born on December 25, 1962 at Kanyama Village in Traditional Authority Kasumbu in Dedza.

He followed his priestly studies at St. Anthony Kachebere Major Seminary where he was awarded a Diploma in Philosophy before moving to St Peter’s Major Seminary where he studied Theology and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology.

He was ordained Priest on August 4, 1990 at Mtendere Parish in Dedza where his parents settled. He served as a Lecturer at St. Kizito Minor Seminary in the same diocese from 1990 to 1992.

From 1992 to 1996, the late Bishop Kanyama studied at the Pontifical University of Urbaniana in Rome where he was awarded a Licentiate and Doctorate Degree in Philosophy.

After his studies, he was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at St. Anthony Kachebere Major Seminary in Mchinji where he also served in the office of the Acting Rector for six years.

As a priest, the late Bishop Kanyama served as Parish Priest in Ntcheu and was appointed Bishop of the Diocese (Dedza) by Pope Benedict the XVI on 4th July, 2007.

He was consecrated and installed Bishop on October 6, 2007 at Bembeke Cathedral, succeeding Bishop Remi Ste-Marie who had been transferred to Lilongwe Diocese by then.

He also held different positions at Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and the Catholic University of Malawi.

The Late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama died in the morning of 17th February, 2018 at Kapiri Mission Hospital in Mchinji District.

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Nick

This article is copied from other sources – the views are not mine but those of the author – if unsure, google it: ______ Denomination turn!!!!!! LEAVE CATHOLICS ALONE !!!!! Am not a catholic neither is there anything that will make me a catholic even in the nearest future, but it high time we call a spade a spade. LEAVE CATHOLICS ALONE!!! I stumbled upon a pamphlet from one of these new generation churches that refused to mention its name, they only dropped a phone number and tagged it “SMS ONLY”. It said “REASON WHY NO CATHOLIC HAS ENTERED HEAVEN”.… Read more »

Nickson Kaputeni
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Nickson Kaputeni

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you ~ Matthew 5:11-12

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves, therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves ~ Matthew 10:16

If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first ~ John 15:10

We believe in God the Father, the Almighty… Kumver wa Apositoli…

Emmanuel Josiya
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Emmanuel Josiya

Amen

Defender of Faith
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TO YOU GENERATION OF VIPERS and all people who share the same line of thinking and my fellow Catholics who feel demotivated with death customs hear this: Since time immemorial the Jews who we consider the chosen ones of God , our fathers in faith (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac and Joseph) and Early Christians had their Funeral customs. However, we are not told that they were worshiped idols or sinned against God. Some of the customs are as follows: 1. Genesis 23: Abraham mourned , wept for the death of his wife, prepared land to bury the body of the wife.… Read more »

Emmanuel Josiya
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Emmanuel Josiya

Tell them bro all what they know is to rebel against our church

Nickson Kaputeni
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Nickson Kaputeni

May someone send me copy of VP speech at Bishop Kanyama’s funeral via e-mail to [email protected]. Voice clips can be sent via Whatsapp to +27767232191. Thanks in advance.

Emmanuel
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Emmanuel

May the Late Bishop’s Soul RIP. For those of you who are non Catholics, I think it could have been better to just reserve your words. We are Catholics and will remain so to eternity. You will protest to catholicism to eternity as well. Khalani choncho ndi momwe mumakhulupirira, ifenso we respect your beliefs. Reserve your comments period!

Generation of vipers
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Generation of vipers

Paja amzathu achipembezo chakatolika zimawavuta kumvesetsa kut what happens munthu akamwalira, hence zochitika mbweeee pamaliro as if anything will change. Wake up catholics, kozani miyoyo yanu mukadali moyo Yesu akubweranso posachedwa

sakaza
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sakaza

I am not a catholic but noone has gone to heaven and come back to tell us who is right and who is wrong so shut up your mouth and keep your faith within yourself.

Mphatso
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Mphatso

The Bible says what happens so ngati uli mbuli better shut up.why can you read for yourself?A Katolika adapha Yesu so angafune zopita kumwamba?sakakumanako ndi yemwe adamuphayo?

Gome
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Gome

The one in heaven has written a book called Bible where they have explained what happens when one dies. You do not need someone to go to heaven and come back to tell us who is right or wrong. God himself came down he died put in a grave, rose and lived again whilst still on earth, he never said he had gone to heaven during the 3 days he was in the grave. When Mary and her friends wanted to touch him Jesus said don’t touch me for I have not presented myself to the father in heaven. As… Read more »

Mphatso
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Mphatso

amasokoneza dala choonadi amachidziwa manyazi poti adaphanso Yesu ndiiwo omwe

President Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Manthakanjenjemereza

Zopusa anthu a mipatuko kukonda kuweruza mukapsa

7777999
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7777999

Chilima speech was brilliant. To Bishop Kanyama I say ” Santo Subito”

Mphatso
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Mphatso

Paja ma bishop amati saakwatira koma mimba zokha amapereka yeti?

John Armando Malunga
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John Armando Malunga

Speech delivered by the VP on behalf of the president was very good. Kukhala koma kumeneko.

Gome
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Gome

This is exactly what I have written above; please do not waste your time sending messages to the dead they know nothing. they cannot hear, see nor feel anything.

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