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Prelate Named for Mpika, Zambia

Fr. Justin Mulenga, a priest of Archdiocese of Kasama

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Justin Mulenga as bishop of Mpika, Zambia.

Justin Mulenga was born in Rosa Mission, Kasama, Zambia in 1955 and was ordained a priest in 1993.

He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish vicar, bursar general of the archdiocese of Kasama, parish priest, and episcopal vicar for religious and the deaconry of Mbala. He is currently president of the association of diocesan clergy and pastoral coordinator.

Bishop-elect Mulenga succeeds Bishop Ignatius Chama, who in 2012 was named archbishop of Kasama.

The Diocese of Mpika has about 133,000 Catholics served by some 35 priests and 80 religious.

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