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Patrick Kalilombe

Patrick Augustine Kalilombe
M. Afr.
Bishop of Lilongwe
Installed 6 May 1972
Term ended 20 December 1979
Predecessor Joseph Fady
Successor Matthias A. Chimole
Personal details
Born (1933-08-28)28 August 1933
Mua, Malawi
Died 25 September 2012(2012-09-25) (aged 79)

Patrick Augustine Kalilombe (28 August 1933 – 25 September 2012)[1] was a Roman Catholic theologian who was the Bishop of Lilongwe from 1972 to 1979.[1][2]

Kalilombe was born in Mua, Malawi [then Nyasaland]. He was ordained a priest with the White Fathers in 1958,[1] and joined the staff at Kachebere Seminary in 1964, being appointed rector in 1968.[3] In 1972 he was ordained Bishop of Lilongwe Diocese in Malawi, but in 1976 a conflict arose between the church and the government of Hastings Banda. According to Kalilombe himself, the church was accused of "forming clandestine subversive groups which were working against the party and did not show respect and obedience to the Life President."[4] Kalilombe was asked to leave the country, and when he did return briefly in July 1976, he was placed under house arrest.[4] However, he did not resign as bishop until 1979. Margaret Hebblethwaite suggests that "several years later the bishops of Malawi supported the view that Kalilombe would not be welcomed back."[5]

Kalilombe obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley before taking up an appointment as Third World Lecturer in the Mission Department of the Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham. In 1987 he became Director of the Ecumenical Centre for Black and White Christian Partnership.[6]

He had been described as the "darling of Catholic progressives in Britain."[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Bishop Patrick Augustine Kalilombe, M. Afr.
  2. ^ "Bishop Patrick Kalilombe dies". The Malawi Democrat. 1933-08-28. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  3. ^ Kalilombe, Patrick A. "My Faith, My Life, My Theology and My Country," in Doing Theology at the Grassroots: Theological Essays from Malawi (Gweru: Mambo Press, 1999), p. 30.
  4. ^ a b Kalilombe, "My Faith, My Life, My Theology and My Country," p. 36
  5. ^ a b Hebblethwaite, Margaret (17 May 1996). "'"Bishop works for black/white unity because 'God is so everything..  
  6. ^ Kalilombe, "My Faith, My Life, My Theology and My Country," p. 39
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