Monze, Zambia, Jan 14, 2021 / 12:31 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese died Wednesday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 53.
The bishop had been receiving care at the Lusaka-based Levy Mwanawasa Hospital. He tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2.
In a January 4 Facebook post, the bishop said he was in “stable condition” with good oxygen levels. He said he was “calm and confident” that he would recover.
Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Lusaka in August 1994, Hamungole has been at the helm of the Diocese of Monze since May 2014.
At the time of his death, Hamungole was also serving as the chairman of the Commission for Social Communications at the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops. He was also the chairman of the department of Social Communications at the Nairobi-based Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa.