By Fr. Louis Chikanya, 28 August, 2022
Archbishop George Tambala of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe on 27 August, 2022 opened the 44th parish in the Archdiocese. St. Francis de Sales parish, Manyani, which formerly belonged to Madisi parish was officially declared parish in the decree, protocol number gt/cal/pd/fs/2022/01, of May 29, 2022.
St. Francis de Sales, Manyani parish, on 27th August, 2022 becomes the 44th catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe and the 6th parish in Madisi deanery. It is the third parish to be established this year together with St. Barnabas, Dwanga parish in Nkhotakota and St. Philip, the Apostle, area 44 parish in Lilongwe.
Bishop Tambala, in his homily urged the parishioners to cooperate with the priests to develop the parish. He emphasized on unity among the faithful. He said he was delighted that finally, Manyani is a parish.
The parish will be pastored by the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS) and the first parish priest is Fr.Chinnappan Sebastian Robert.