The Holy Father, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, has appointed as the new Bishop of Zomba diocece, the Reverend Father George Desmund Tambala.
Archbishop Thomas Msusa remains in-charge of the diocese until the bishop-elect ‘takes possession of the Episcopal See of Zomba’.
The bishop-designate Tambala belongs to the Order of the Carmelite Discalced (OCD) and becomes the first priest from that Order in the country to be promoted to the high office of a bishop.
The position of bishop of Zomba Diocese fell vacant after Msusa was appointed to head the Archdiocese of Blantyre.
Details of the installation of the new Bishop of Zomba will be announced later by the Apostolic Nunciature in Malawi.