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Bishop-elect of Monze diocese in Zambia, Moses Hamungole is sworn in at the Vatican



We have recently reported that Vatican Radio's Father Moses Hamungole has been appointed bishop of Monze diocese in his home country, Zambia. His appointment, followed the resignation of Bishop Emilio Patriarca who has reached retirement age for bishops of 75 years.
Monze Diocese has an area of over 60,000 square kilometres and a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants, of whom 303,000 are Catholics. There are 21 parishes, served by 81 priests, 49 religious brothers, 117 nuns and 23 seminarians.
Bishop Hamungole is the first bishop in the history of Vatican Radio, to be appointed while still in active service at this establishment. Until the time of his appointment he was head of the English Africa Section of Vatican Radio.
Bishop Moses Hamungole, on Wednesday moved a step closer to his consecration, when he was sworn in at the HQ of the Vatican’s Congregation for the evangelization of peoples, also known as Propaganda Fide, here in Rome. The ceremony took place in the presence of Vatican officials and a number of his close friends.
Listen to Vatican Radio’s Godfrey Kampamba talking to Bishop -elect Hamungole and a report by John Baptist Tumusiime who attended the swearing in ceremony where he captured some of the highlights of the midday event. RealAudioMP3




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