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Rt Rev Montfort Stima

Bishop of the Diocese of Mangochi

The Right Reverend Montfort Stima (DP) was ordained a priest on 3rd August 1986 at Limbe Cathedral in Blantyre. His Holiness Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of Mangochi Diocese on 6th December 2013.

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.

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Bishop Montfort Stima installs a Dean

By Florence Wesley The Code of Canon law says that every particular church is divided into distinct parts known as parishes (Can. 374§1). The diocesan bishop decides to group the...

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Bishop’s House
P.O. Box 44
Tel: (+265 01 594 462
Fax: (+265) 01 594 676
Mobile: (+265) 9 95 328 260/888 124 835
Email:  mangochidiocese@malawi.net 
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