ZAMBIA: Bishops Conference Elects Archbishop Chama as New President


LUSAKA, MAY 7 ,2021 (CISA)-Most Rev. Ignatius Chama, Archbishop of Kasama has been elected president of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).

Most Rev. Ignatius Chama takes over from Bishop George Lungu who served as president of ZCCB since 2018.

ZCCB Secretary General Fr Cleophas Lungu made the announcement in a memorandum addressed to The Apostolic Nunciature, Local Ordinaries, ZCCB Staff, ZCCB Institutions, Zambia Association of Sisterhoods, and Associations Religious Men in Zambia, Association of Zambia Diocesan Catholic Clergy and all the Catholic Faithful.

Archbishop Chama who has been the Vice President of the ZCCB was elected at the just ended Extended Executive Meeting held on May 4, at Kapingila ZCCB House in Lusaka.

Rt. Rev. Charles Kasonde, Bishop of Solwezi is the new Vice President and Staffing Committee member.

Other Bishops elected to the ZCCB Executive Board are: Most Rev. Dr. Alick Banda of Lusaka Archdiocese, Rt. Rev. Patrick Chisanga, OFM. Conv., Bishop of Mansa and Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamini Phiri, Bishop of Ndola. The alternate member is Rt. Rev. Evans Chinyemba, OMI, Bishop of Mongu.