His Excellency, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi and Zambia is pleased to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Right Reverend George Desmond Tambala as Archbishop of Lilongwe.
This announcement has been made today, Friday 15th October 2021 at noontime at the Vatican City.
The Archdiocese of Lilongwe has been vacant since 14 December 2020 following the passing on of Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye.
The ECM Secretary-General added, “We have every reason to rejoice and congratulate the Archbishop-elect as through is appointment we witness yet another indication of divine providence and the pastoral care of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd.”
Rt Rev Tambala is a member of the Religious Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD). He made his first religious profession in 1991 and was ordained a priest in 1996.