Catholic Diocese of Ndola Bishop Benjamin Phiri confirmed that Fr. Chansa was found dead at his priest residence in Riverside, Kitwe on Monday morning.
Fr. Chansa, 61, is said to have died 24 hours prior to being discovered dead.
“It is with deep sorrow that I announce to you that our dear brother and father, the Rev. Fr. Collins Chileshe Chansa, has returned to the house of our Heavenly Father,” Bishop Phiri announced.
He was found dead in his room on the morning of today Monday, 10th January 2022 at his residence in Riverside, Kitwe,” the Ndola Diocese Bishop said.
At the time of his death Fr. Chansa was preparing to open a Psycho-Social Counseling Centre of the Diocese at Mount Olivet in Mufulira.
Bishop Phiri described Fr. Chansa has a true and committed pastor who served the Diocese diligently.
“He was a true and committed pastor who served the Diocese diligently. We shall greatly miss his invaluable contribution to the evangelizing effort in our Diocese,” Bishop Phiri mourned.
“May the Lord of all Consolation be upon the Catholic Diocese of Ndola, the family of Fr. Collins Chansa and everyone who were touched by his life and ministry,” the Bishop added.
Fr. Chansa last August celebrated his 36th Priesthood Anniversary.
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