Tributes Pour for Right Reverend Remi Sainte-Marie, Archbishop Emeritus of LiLongwe who has sadly passed away

By Staff Reporter

Right Reverend Remi Sainte-Marie, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has died, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi has announced.

A statement signed by ECM’s Secretary-General, Father Henry Saindi said the Archbishop passed away today in Canada where he was receiving medical treatment.

On 7 September 2000, he was ordained Bishop of Dedza and later on 18 February 2006 he became coadjutor bishop for the Diocese of Lilongwe.

He became the bishop of Lilongwe on 4 July 2007.

When the diocese of Lilongwe was being raised to the status of Archdiocese, on 9 February 2011, he was installed as the Archbishop for the new Archdiocese.

He served the archdiocese until his retirement in 2013.

Archbishop Sainte-Marie was born on 11 January 1938, he was ordained a priest on 29 June 1963.

He was a member of the Missionaries of Africa that are also known as White Fathers

The statement further states that details for the funeral programme will be announced in due course.

President Chakwera has sent his condolences message to the Catholic Church