Last November 9, 2015, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, pay a visit to Zambia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic links between the Vatican and Zambia. A Eucharistic celebration took place at the Cathedral of Child Jesus in Lusaka followed by a reception at the Apostolic Nunciature. In his remarks, his Excellency Gallagher made an historical review of the presence of the Catholic Church in Zambia mentioning that: Next year (2016) will mark the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the first Catholic missions, established by the Missionaries of Africa (popularly known as the “White Fathers”), who arrived in district of Kasama in 1891.
Our SAP Provincial, Stanley Lubungo, was present. Members of the Choir of St. Ignatius Parish and of the “Communauté Catholique Francophone de Lusaka” led by Sonia and Michel Somwe entertained the invited guests.