Pope Francis has appointed Catholic Diocese of Ndola Bishop Dr. Alick Banda as new Archbishop of Lusaka.
Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu, who was heading Lusaka Archdiocese, will however remain in charge of the Archdiocese as Apostolic Administrator until the new Archbishop is installed.
This is according to a statement issued by the Apostolic Nunciature in Zambia availed to Radio Icengelo News this afternoon.
“The Apostolic Nunciature in Zambia informs that the Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed the Right Reverend Bishop Alick Banda, as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lusaka,” the statement read.
Archbishop Alick Banda Trivia
15 Nov 1963 – Born
7 Aug 1994 – Ordained Priest Priest of Ndola, Zambia
30 May 2007 – Appointed Bishop of Solwezi, Zambia
29 Jul 2007 – Ordained Bishop Bishop of Solwezi, Zambia
13 Nov 2009 – Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Ndola, Zambia
16 Jan 2010 -Succeeded Bishop of Ndola, Zambia
30 Jan 2018 – Appointed Archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia