Friday, 2 September 2011


Late Bishop of Mongu Diocese
Paul Francis Duffy
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) Zambia Delegation Superior Fr. Freeborn Kibombwe has described the late Bishop of Mongu Diocese Paul Francis Duffy as a humble man.
In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today Fr. Kibombwe said the late Bishop will be remembered because of his zeal and passion especially for the needy in society.
Fr. Pat Gitzen who was in the first group that came to Zambia with Bishop Duffy in 1984 said the Late Bishop will be remembered because he championed peace.
Mary Immaculate Catholic Parish Associate Pastor Fr. Ron Walker described the deceased as a tough man who was jovial but committed to his work.
According to the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), the body of the late Bishop Paul Duffy will arrive in Zambia at the Lusaka international airport tomorrow, the 2nd of September 2011 at 12:50 hours Zambian time and he will be buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral Grounds in Mongu on Monday, 5th of September 2011.
Bishop Paul Francis Duffy, OMI, 79, died on August 23, 2011 at the Oblate Madonna Residence in San Antonio, Texas in the United States of America (USA) following a lengthy illness.
In 1997, he was ordained the first Bishop of the Mongu Diocese in Western Province of Zambia where he served until his retirement in February, 2011
Bishop Duffy is survived by a brother, James W. Duffy, of Norwood, Massachusetts, a sister-in-law Eileen Duffy, of Redding, Massachusetts and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

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