Catholic priest implicated in death of a married woman who is reportedly his lover

Catholic priest implicated in death of a married woman who is reportedly his lover

- In a mysterious circumstance, a married woman has died in a Catholic priest's house after she misinformed her husband she was going somewhere else

- The woman, said to be the priest's lover, is also a member of the Catholic Women's league from St Maurice Catholic church

- Father Abel Mwelwa was suspended by the church and also forced to pay for the funeral expenses

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A married woman in Zambia was said to have died inside a Catholic priest’s house after she lied to her husband she was attending a funeral.

According to 9ja Live Times, Father Abel Mwelwa invited the woman who also happens to be his lover to the parish house on Holy Thursday night.

The woman is a member of the Catholic Women’s league from St Maurice Catholic Church in Lusaka.

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Lusaka Times reports that Archbishop Alick Banda suspended the clergyman as the judicial vicar of the Archdiocese of Lusaka.

A collage of the priest and the married woman. Photo source: Lusaka Times

A collage of the priest and the married woman. Photo source: Lusaka Times
Source: UGC

An official memo from the church has also stated that Father Mwelwa has stopped being the parish priest of Kaunda square parish.

“I hereby wish to inform you that I have with immediate effect suspended the Very Rev. Ringford Abel Mwelwa from the priesthood indefinitely. With this suspension he ceases to be Parish Priest for Kaunda Square Parish as well as Judicial Vicar of the Archbishop of Lusaka,” a part of the memo read.

A source close to the media said that the clergyman was mandated to pay for the funeral expenses by the deceased’s family.

As at the time of writing this report, the autopsy result for her death was not yet ready as the woman’s family urged the police to investigate the real cause of her death.

An unconfirmed source, however, said that the priest reportedly injected some substance into the deceased in an attempt to abort her pregnancy.

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The 51-year-old nurse was said to have been in a critical condition for over five weeks at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford, East London, before she eventually lost the battle to the virus Speaking about her, Ijeoma Uzoukwu, her niece, said she was a woman who was loved.

The nurse sacrificed her life doing what she loved to do - saving lives. “We are just heartbroken. She was really loving, really sweet and a really cute person.

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