Medardo Joseph Mazombwe

1931 - 2013

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Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (24 September 1931 – 29 August 2013) was a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the former archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka (1996–2006) and Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chipata (1970–1996). Pope Benedict XVI elevated Mazombwe to the status of Cardinal-Priest of Santa Emerenziana a Tor Fiorenza at a consistory on 20 November 2010.He held several senior positions in the local and regional church, such as Zambia Episcopal Conference president (1972–1975; 1988–1990; 1999–2002), and as Chairman of the regional conferences under Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) (1979–86). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Medardo Joseph Mazombwe has received more than 10,408 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Medardo Joseph Mazombwe is the 1,917th most popular religious figure, the 8th most popular biography from Zambia and the most popular Zambian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe ranks 1,917 out of 2,272Before him are Vladimír Holan, Ángel Suquía Goicoechea, Mario Zenari, Paul IV of Constantinople, Euzois of Byzantium, and António Marto. After him are László Kovács, Jean Marcel Honoré, Ludwig Kaas, José Manuel Estepa Llaurens, François Marty, and Johannes de Jong.

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Among people born in 1931, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe ranks 303Before him are André Noyelle, Jean-Jacques Marcel, John Zizioulas, Mustafa Dağıstanlı, Shirley Verrett, and Klaus Rifbjerg. After him are Antonio Gamoneda, D. J. Fontana, Jerry Van Dyke, Yuriy Voynov, Tamara Tyshkevich, and Sonny Clark. Among people deceased in 2013, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe ranks 281Before him are Raimondo D'Inzeo, Michael Winner, Angela Voigt, José Luis Sampedro, Harold Agnew, and Maria Tallchief. After him are Jean Marcel Honoré, Boris Vasilyev, Amparo Rivelles, Phil Ramone, George Jones, and George Herbig.

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Among people born in Zambia, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe ranks 8 out of 31Before him are Kenneth Kaunda (1924), Stanley Fischer (1943), Michael Sata (1937), Godfrey Chitalu (1947), Edgar Lungu (1956), and Frederick Chiluba (1943). After him are Levy Mwanawasa (1948), Denise Scott Brown (1931), Kalusha Bwalya (1963), Guy Scott (1944), Robert John "Mutt" Lange (1948), and Samuel Matete (1968).


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