Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Anglican Archbishop Malango laid to rest

Military officials carrying the body of late Archbishop Malango

The body of Archbishop Emeritus Bernard Malango has been laid to rest with a call to Malawians to draw lessons of love and humility from the life of the  fallen hero.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1972, the fallen Archbishop has served the Anglican Church in various portfolios, including Bishop of Upper Shire, Bishop of Northern Zambia and Archbishop of Central Africa.

In his eulogy during the funeral yesterday, Vice President Saulos Chilima said Malawi has lost a gentle man of God who dedicated his life to guiding mankind to salvation.

The Vice-President said that the deceased has left behind a fruitful history worth embracing.

“His life’s story is a good example for us all. His story teaches us the importance of relying on God. His story teaches love, humbleness, perseverance, loving and staying well with other people.

“The late Bishop Malango was all of these and more. He was a humble, hardworking and God-fearing person. He was a symbol of selfless humanity. Let us all learn from his story,” said Chilima.

Chilima further paid tribute to the various contributions made towards the development of this country.

These include serving as Chairman of National Aids Commission (NAC) and Commissioner of Malawi Electoral Commission.

“Apart from dedicating his life to the service of the Lord and church, he also worked selflessly in various capacities serving this country, and he served us well.

“We pray for his soul to rest in peace. Let us accept this as God’s way; all we can do is thank God for the life Bishop Malango,” he said.

The funeral was accorded by military honours as directed by President Lazarus Chakwera who is country in UK for official duties.

The Archbishop who died on Saturday, October 30, also served as a MEC Commissioner from June 2012 to June 2016.

He was part of the Commission that oversaw Malawi’s first tripartite elections in 2014.

He is survived by a wife, children and grandchildren.


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