Resignations and Appointments, 24.04.2021
Appointment of bishop of Mpika, Zambia
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Edwin Mulandu of the clergy of Ndola, until now national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Zambia, as bishop of the diocese of Mpika, Zambia.
Msgr. Edwin Mulandu was born on 15 July 1969 in Mufulira, diocese of Ndola, and attended the Emmaus Spirituality Centre Preparatory Seminary (1990-1991). He continued his philosophical formation at Saint Augustine’s Major Seminary in Mpika, obtaining a diploma (1991-1994). From 1994 to 1998 he attended the Theological Institute of Saint Dominic’s Major Seminary in Lusaka, where he obtained the Baccalaureate. He was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity degree by the Pontifical Urban University and a Master’s degree in applied ethics at Saint Augustine’s College, South Africa (2008-2011), and attended a BPP Professional course in Dublin, Ireland (2005-2007).
He received priestly ordination on 4 August 2001 for the diocese of Ndola.
Since ordination he has held the following offices: parish vicar in Masala (2001-2004); diocesan bursar (2001-2005); parish priest of the Christ the King Cathedral (2004-2005); parish priest of Saint Michael’s in Kalulushi (2007-2010); bursar and lecturer at Zambia Catholic University (2007-2013, 2009-2013); parish priest of Saint Peter’s in Kitwe (2013-2015); vicar forane of the deanery of Kamfinsa, and member of the presbyteral council and the college of consultors in Ndola (2014-2015). From 2015 to the present he has served as national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Zambia.