Kabwe Diocese Bishop Clement Mulenga, SDB has described the late Fr. Stephen Kapita Mwewa as a gallant soldier of Jesus Christ who never failed to call Christians to a life of holiness.
Meanwhile, Christians from across Zambia and far converged at St. Monica Catholic Church’s grounds in Lukanga township of Kabwe, on July 25, 2016, to bid farewell to the late Fr. Mwewa.
Speaking during the Requiem Mass, Bishop Mulenga, SDB described Fr. Mwewa as a gallant soldier of Jesus Christ who never failed to call Christians to a life of holiness.
“Fr. Mwewa was a gallant soldier of Jesus Christ who never failed to call Christians to a life of holiness, he was close to God as he loved and served God’s people wholeheartedly for the sake of Jesus Christ,” Bishop Mulenga said.
The Bishop of Kabwe Diocese further added that Fr. Mwewa was a priest who was highly knowledgeable and learned yet humble and wise, a joyful priest, nice and smiling, a teacher and a spiritual giant who was highly committed to priestly and pastoral life.
And speaking on behalf of the local clergy, Fr. Peter Tembo expressed deep sorrow on the loss of one of the first pioneers of Diocesan priests in Zambia and defender of diocesan clergy.
Present at the Requiem mass were Archbishop Ignatius Chama, who was the main celebrant, Bishop Charles Kasonde, Bishop Moses Hamungole, Bishop Evans Chinyemba, OMI and Bishop Patrick Chisanga, OFM Conv. Others were government leaders, Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II, several priests and religious brothers and sisters, family members as well as the lay faithful.
Fr. Mwewa who has since been buried at St. Augustine’s Major Seminary grounds will be remembered in places he did his pastoral ministry especially in Lusaka and Kabwe Dioceses.