Consecration of Auxiliary Bishop Nyirenda to Attract Over 6 Thousand People

More than 6 thousand people from within and abroad are expected to witness the consecration ceremony of Father Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda as an Auxiliary bishop of the Diocese.

Organising Chairperson of the event Father Raymond Mwale says President Lazarus Chakwera will be the guest of honor at the event scheduled to take place in Mzuzu tomorrow Saturday.

“More and more people have confirmed their attendance this Saturday. We are likely to experience some rainfall but we have plans to erect tents in the stadium so that the event does not face any hiccups.

But who is Rev. Fr. Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda?

Born on 20th June 1976, Rev. Fr. Yohane Nyirenda hails from Wozi in Mzimba District and was ordained as a priest of Mzuzu Diocese on 19th July 2008.

Rev. Fr Nyirenda has served in various positions at national and diocesan levels including Director of Kasina Formation Centre from 2019 to  2023; Director and Formator at Christ the King Formation Centre in Rumphi; Parish Priest of Saint Augustine Parish and Vocations Directors in Mzuzu Diocese.

Pope Francis on Friday, May 5, 2023, appointed Fr. Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu in Malawi.

As Auxiliary Bishop, Rev. Fr. Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda will serve as an assistant to the Ordinary of the Diocese Bishop John Alphonsus Ryan in giving pastoral care to the people of God and meeting the administrative needs of Mzuzu Diocese.

Apart from the priestly studies which he did from the year 2000 to 2008, the Bishop-elect is a holder of a Diploma in Ecclesiastical (Canon Law from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa as well as a Diploma in Religious Formation and Spirituality.

“This profile of the Auxiliary Bishop, Rev. Fr. Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda tells it all how capable he is,” said Father Raymond Mwale.

Father Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda will be the first Auxiliary Bishop of the Mzuzu Diocese which was created in 1961.

Steve Zimba