His Holiness, Pope Francis has appointed today 23 December 2015, Rev. Fr. Justin Mulenga, 60 of Kasama Archdiocese as bishop of Mpika Diocese.Fr. Mulenga was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Kasama on 18th July 1993. He holds a Diploma in Accountancy (Evelyn Hone College), studies in Philosophy and Theology (Rome). Fr. Mulenga has served in many parishes as Assistant Parish Pries (Lwena, Kapatu) and as Parish Priest(Cathedral of St. John Kasama, Mbala) He has also served as Episcopal Vicar for the Religious and Treasurer General of the Archdiocese of Kasama. Currently the Bishop -elect is the Parish Priest in Lwena.