Pope Francis has appointed Mzuzu University lecturer reverend Father John Alphonsus
Ryan as Bishop of Mzuzu-the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM).
Father Ryan has been heading Missionary Society of St. Patrick and he will take over the helm which has been vacant for a year since following the sudden death of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza who was involved in an accident.
A statement signed by Reverend Father Henry Saindi Secretary General of ECM dated April 26th, 2016 indicated that His Excellency Archbishop Julio Murat, Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi and Zambia relayed the news to Malawi on Tuesday after the appointment was published in the Vatican on same day in the Vatican City.
“The Reverend Mons. Michael A. Muwowo, Diocesan Administrator of Mzuzu, remains in charge of the
Diocese until the new Bishop will take possession of the Episcopal See of Mzuzu,” reads in part the
The office of the bishop for Mzuzu Diocese fell vacant on January 15th, 2015 when Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza died in an accident. Apart from being bishop of Mzuzu Diocese, late Zuza was also the Chairman for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM).