Mzuzu Diocese mourns Mons Muwowo: Remembered for selflessness

The Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu is mourning the death of Mosgnor Albert Muwowo who, until his death on Monday, was a permanent Monsignor in the Catholic hierarchy of leadership positions.

Monsignor Father Michael Albert Mughogho who until his death was a parish priest of St. Theresa Parish at Katete in Mzimba.

Muwowo, remembered by many as a “down-to-earth servant of God who lacked nor wanted much,” succumbed to multiple hits of stroke at Mzuzu Central Hospital.

Mzuzu Diocese pastoral secretary, Father Edmond Nyoka, said in an interview with Tuntufye FM that Muwowo had first been diagnosed of malaria whilst at St Theresa Parish where he was parish priest.

“Unfortunately his condition deteriorated, and it is sad we have lost such a great man in the Church,” said Nyoka.

A funeral service was held at St Peter’s Cathedral in Mzuzu Monday evening, and Muwowo was buried at Katoto Cemetery–just next to the Bishop’s official residence.

In his ode, through a Facebook post, renowned engineer, Mathews Mtumbuka, remembered Muwowo as a “great uncle” and “inspirer.”

Said Mtumbuka: “It is clear that Msgr. Muwowo was not just a pillar of the church but also an anchor of the family. We have suffered a double loss here. His gap will be difficult to fill on both sides but surely far more difficult on the family side.

“I am saddened to see him gone too soon. And  so sad not to be able to see my great uncle on his last mile as I am currently thousands of miles away. Go thee well uncle Monsignor Muwowo. We loved you so much but God loved you more.”

According to the Diocese of Mzuzu records, Father Albert Michael Muwowo was born on January 3, 1950 at Nyika in Rumphi

Muwowo was ordained Catholic priest on 11th May 1985 at St Theresa Parish in  Katete, Mzimba district.

He was on 6th May 1995 appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Mzuzu by late Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza and he served in that position until January 15, 2015 following Zuza’s death.

The deceased is said to have had a serious commitment to the priestly vocation, Holy mass prayer and recitation of the divine office; simple style of life with dedication to essential pastoral duties and not easily persuaded to things he did not believe in.

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