Malawi’s Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has described the late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama as a gifted person and a blessing to many people in the country.
Speaking on behalf of President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday at St. Joseph Demonstration Primary School ground during a funeral mass of the late Bishop Kanyama, Chilima said there were several issues that everyone could learn from, from Bishop Kanyama’s life.
The VP said the late Bishop Kanyama was a man with love, humility and was patient, honest and loved the truth.
“Late Bishop Kanyama loved God so much. He believed in the teachings of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist.
Speaking earlier, the representative of Dedza Diocese, Father Isaac Mwazambumba, said that the late Bishop Kanyama would be remembered for his love to God as well as to people.
The late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama was born on December 25, 1962 at Kanyama Village in Traditional Authority Kasumbu in Dedza.
He was consecrated and installed Bishop on October 6, 2007 at Bembeke Cathedral, succeeding Bishop Remi Ste-Marie who had been transferred to Lilongwe Diocese by then.
He also held different positions at Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and the Catholic University of Malawi.
The Late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama died in the morning of February 17, 2018 at Kapiri Mission Hospital in Mchinji District.