Welcome to the Diocese of Mangochi

The Fort Johnston Apostolic prefecture was erected on 29th May 1969. By then it covered the then Fort Johnston and the larger part of Kasupe (Machinga) District North of Shire River. It was entrusted to the Italian Montfort Missionaries. The late Right Reverend Bishop Alessandro Assolari was appointed first Prefect Apostolic on 18th October 1969. The Prefecture Apostolic was then erected into a Diocese on 17th September 1973. Mangochi Diocese covers the area of Mangochi, Balaka and part of Machinga Districts.

About Us

...Diocesan Administration...

Rt. Rev. Montfort Stima

Bishop of the Diocese of Mangochi

Diocesan Directorates

These are Pastoral Commision; Finance and  Administration, and Social Development.

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Diocese Structure

Deaneries The Diocese consists of Balaka, Mangochi, Mpiri, Nankhwali and Ulongwe Deaneries.

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Our Motto

The family of God filled with the Holy Spirit, living in love, peace and harmony

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Diocese of Mangochi map

Map of Diocese of Mangochi in Eastern Region of Malawi


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