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MALAWIAN CATHOLIC FATHER FOUND DEAD IN TANZANIA LAID TO REST

A Malawian Catholic father who was found dead on Sunday in Mbeya, Tanzania was on Thursday laid to rest at St Francis Church Cemetery in Archdiocese of Mbeya in Tanzania.

Father Micheal Mawelera Samson’s body was found after he went missing from Mbeya Catholic Church Youth Centre.

In his eulogy, Mbeya Archbishop Gervas John Nyaisonga said he was saddened with the death of Father Mawelera as circumstances surrounding his death are not known.

Mzuzu Diocese Vicar General Rev. Father Andrew Chunda who attended the funeral and burial ceremony on behalf of Bishop John Ryan told Malawi News Agency (MANA) in an interview that the church is extremely saddened by the death of Father Mawelera, saying though serving in Tanzania, he was part of Mzuzu Diocese family.

Born on 27 September, 1959 at Mzambazi in Mzimba, and ordained as priest in 1 August, 1987, Father Mawelera was a Missionary of Africa.

During his priesthood vocation, apart from serving in Malawi, the deceased also served in Uganda, Zambia, Israel and Tanzania.

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