By Staff Reporter
Chilima made the remarks today at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe during the consecration of the new Auxiliary Bishop where he represented the country’s President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera.
The Vice President also expressed government’s appreciation to the Catholic Church for its complementary role in the provision of essential social services in the country in areas such as education, health, women and youth empowerment, governance as well as agriculture through it’s institutions and development arms.
In his remarks, Archbishop Gian Luca Perici, Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi and Zambia also congratulated Bishop Mwakhwawa for accepting the calling.
He however advised the new Bishop to remain vigilant as he will be discharging his daily duties.
Most Rev. George Desmond Tambala, Archbishop of Lilongwe, who is also President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) expressed his happiness for the newly ordained and consecrated Auxiliary Bishop, saying this has lightened up his duties and responsibilities.
In his address Rt. Rev. Vincent Mwakhwawa, expressed gratitude to the Catholic family for trusting him to carry out the mission.
He pledged total dedication and cooperation, and has pleaded for unity.
In his remarks, Laity Council Chairman, Gabriel Kamlomo disclosed that Lilongwe Archdiocese has 49 parishes and the Auxiliary Bishop has come on time.
Former Vice President, Khumbo Kachale; Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara; Minister of Lands, Deus Gumba; Leader Opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa and Malawi Congress Party Regional Chairperson for the Centre, Patrick Zebron Chilondola were among dignitaries who also attended the event.