Pope Francis is sending an envoy, His Excellence Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for the Relations with States of the Holy See to pay an official visit to Zambia from 7th to 10th November 2015. This was revealed in communiqué by the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi His Excellency Archbishop Julio Murat when he paid a courtesy call to the Republican President, His Excellency Edgar Lungu.
Msgr. Richard Gallagher is coming to be part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Zambia. Zambia opened the Diplomatic relations with the Holy See soon after independence in November 1965. And the Nuncio has assured the President that "The Catholic Church was ready to contribute towards the growth of the spiritual and human development of Zambian citizens, without distinctions.”
Read the Press Statement here