Fr. Evans Chinyama Chinyemba, OMI Ordained Bishop
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Hundreds of people from all across the country as well as from other countries witnessed the colorful ordination ceremony of Bishop Evans Chinyama Chinyemba, OMI at the Cathedral of Lourdes in Mongu on 28th May, 2011.
The bishops from other dioceses around Zambia were present to encourage and give brotherly support to the newly ordained Bishop.
Also present to offer their prayers and fraternal support was the Councillor General for Africa- Madagascar Region, Fr. Emmanuel Mosoeu, OMI, Fr. Bill Morell, OMI the acting provincial of the US Province. Oblate priests from South Africa, Zimbabwe and the USA were also at the ceremony.
Parishioners from all Oblate missions around Zambia also came to offer their joy and support to Bp. Evans Chinyama Chinyemba.
In his homily, the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, His Excellency, Most Reverend Nicola Girasoli urged the newly ordained Bishop to emulate Bp. Paul Duffy, OMI by being faithful to his legacy. He further told him never to be ashamed of the Gospel and to always speak clearly and loudly on behalf of the people he has been called to serve.
He also asked the faithful of Mongu Diocese to collaborate and support Bishop Evans Chinyama Chinyemba in his ministry. “Receive Bp. Chinyama Chinyemba as your teacher, Shepherd and brother”, said His Excellency, Nicola Girasoli.
For pictures from the day click here.
For more information about the Zambia Delegation visit www.omizambia.org