ZAMBIA: Bishop Justin Mulenga Dies Aged 66

MPIKA, MARCH 20, 2020 (CISA)-Bishop Justin Mulenga, of the Catholic Diocese of Mpika is dead.

“I’m heartbroken to announce the passing on of our Bishop, Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga at UTH this morning. We will keep you posted on the program,” read a March 20 message by Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Mpika Fr Paul Simukanzye.

Bishop Justin Mulenga died the morning of Friday, March 20 at the University Teaching (UTH) Hospital in Lusaka after an illness.

He was born on February 28 1955 in Kabwe, Central Province.  In 1975 he joined Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka and obtained a Diploma in Accountancy and Business Studies (1979).

In 1989 he joined in the Pontifical Beda College (seminary) in Rome.  He was ordained Priest on July 18 1993 and appointed bishop of Mpika on December 23, 2015 and ordained on March 12, 2016.