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THE Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has elected Ignatius Chama, Archbishop of Kasama, as its president.

He takes over from Bishop George Lungu who was elected president in 2018.

Bishop Chama, who has been Vice President, was elected at the just ended ZCCB extended executive meeting held on Tuesday at Kapingila House in Lusaka.

Charles Kasonde, Bishop of Solwezi, is now the Vice President and staffing committee member, according to a statement issued by the ZCCB.

ZCCB Secretary General, Cleophas Lungu, made the announcement in a memorandum addressed to the Apostolic Nunciature, Local Ordinaries, ZCCB staff, ZCCB institutions, Zambia Association of Sisterhoods, Associations Religious Men in Zambia, Association of Zambia Diocesan Catholic Clergy and all the Catholic Faithful.

Other Bishops elected to the ZCCB Executive Board are Alick Banda of Lusaka Archdiocese, Patrick Chisanga, OFM. Conv., Bishop of Mansa and Benjamini Phiri, Bishop of Ndola.

The alternate member is Evans Chinyemba, Bishop of Mongu.

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