AFRICA/ZAMBIA - Emeritus Archbishop of Lusaka Adrian Mung’andu dies at the age of eighty four

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Lusaka (Agenzia Fides)- The Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia, Archbishop Adrian Mung’andu died on 25 June at Mina Medical Centre, in Lusaka, the Archdiocese of Lusaka reported to Fides, adding that the funeral will be held tomorrow 28 June.
Adrian Mung’andu was born in Kasisi in 1923. in 1943 he entered the major seminary at Chishawasha, in Zimbabwe. He was ordained a priest 1950. In 1963 he was made vicar general of the archdiocese of Lusaka. In 1975 Pope Paul VI appointed him Bishop of Livingstone. In 1984 he was appointed Archbishop of Lusaka, capital of Zambia. A ministry from which he resigned in 1996 having reached the age limit.
The late Archbishop Mung’andu was much loved by the local Catholic community for his faith, great pastoral ability and his vast culture. He spoke five Zambian languages, he diplomas in Social Sciences from the University of London and in Pastoral Care from a college in Kansas City, USA. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 27/6/2007 righe 16 parole 157)