PAPAL NUNCIO BIDS FAREWELL TO ZIMBABWE.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Bishops pose for a photo with Archbishop Mareki Zalewski at a parting dinner..JPG

Bishops pose for a photo with Archbishop Marek Zalewski at a farewell dinner at the Nunciature in Harare.

The Papal Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Marek Zalewiski bade farewell to the Church in Zimbabwe at a special dinner he organized for the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops.

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Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops at dinner, ZCBC Secretary General, Fr. Fradereck Chiromba, Former IMBISA Director, Fr. Menatse and Charge d”a ffaires, Monsignor Gabriele Pesce.

The dinner that was hosted at the Nunciature in Harare on 06 June 2018 was attended by all active Bishops including two Emeritus Bishops Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo and Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa of Mutare. The former Director for the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Sothern Africa (IMBISA), Fr. Richard Menatse, now based in Mtata Diocese of South Africa was also present.

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Archbishop Zalewski flanked by Bishop Michael Bhasera and other Bishops during a dinner hosted at the Nunciature in Harare.

In his farewell speech Archbishop Zalewski praised the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe for their cooperation and collaboration in preaching the Gospel. He said he felt at home and will miss Zimbabwe with its good people as he goes to be the Apostolic Nuncio of Singapore and Vietnam.

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Archbishop Zalewski makes a farewell speech while all Bishops pay attention.

“I enjoyed staying and working in Zimbabwe where a lot of developments took place including the appointment of three Bishops, Rt. Rev. Paul Horan of Mutare, Rt. Rev. Rudolf Nyandoro of Gokwe and Rt. Rev. Raymond Mupandasekwa of Chinhoyi,” said Archbishop Zalewski.

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Archbishop Marek Zalewski chats with Bishop Paul Horan of Mutare at a farewell dinner hosted at the Nunciature.

Archbishop Alex Thomas thanked the outgoing Nuncio and wished him well as he goes to serve in Singapore. He said Archbishop Zalewski was efficient and dedicated in carrying out his duties in the past four years of his stay in Zimbabwe.

“The Church in Zimbabwe enjoyed working with you as an efficient, approachable and friendly person dedicated to your duty. We hope to remain united in prayer as you undertake your new responsibility,” Archbishop Thomas said.

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