Reverend Father Peter Adrian Chifukwa will today be ordained as Bishop for Dedza Diocese at Bembeke Demonstration School ground in Dedza.

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice Dr. Saulos Chilima will attend the consecration ceremony which will be led by Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Blantyre Diocese.

Pope’s Envoy, Apostolic Nuncio for Malawi and Zambia His Excellency Most Reverend Gianfranco Gallone, will be in attendance.

Head of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis, appointed Father Chifukwa as the new Bishop for Dedza Diocese on May 8, 2021, following the death of Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama in 2018.

Born on August 27, 1973 in Msampha Village, Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza, Fr Chifukwa was ordained priest on June 12, 2004.

He has since served the diocese in several capacities including being parish priest, Bishop’s Secretary and Rector for St Kizito Minor Seminary.

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