Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On December 10, 2022, the Holy Father appointed rev. Gabriel Msipu Phiri, of the clergy of Chipata, currently in charge of raising funds for diocesan activities, as Auxiliary Bishop of the same Episcopal See assigning him the Titular See of Are of Mauritania.
His Exc. Msgr. Gabriel Msipu Phiri was born on 13 July 1964 in Vubwi. He attended St. Augustine's Major Seminary in Mpima, Kabwe, and St. Dominic's Major Seminary in Lusaka. On September 15, 1991 he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Chipata.
He has served in various capacities and carried out further studies: parish vicar in Chadiza (1991-1994); parish priest in Chadiza (1994-1995); treasurer general, parish priest of Mchini St. Athanazius and of Mbwindi (1995-1998); vicar general, parish priest of Mchini (1999-2001); he holds a Certificate in Spirituality and Spiritual direction at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago, United States of America (2001-2002); director of the Mphangwe Prayer Centre, diocese of Chipata (2002-2003); vicar general and administrator of St. Anne's Cathedral (2003-2005); holds a Degree in Business Administration from St. Augustine's University in Mwanza, Tanzania (2005-2008); Bursar General and Human Resource Officer, Diocese of Chipata (2008-2009); vicar general and parish priest of Mary Mother of God (2009-2010); Bursar General, Human Resource Officer and parish priest of Mary Mother of God (2010-2012); finance and administration manager at the Episcopal Conference of Zambia (2013-2021); since 2021, Manager for Diocesan Income Generating Activities (IGA). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 12/12/2022)