I am leaving priesthood permanently – Frank Bwalya

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File: Frank Bwalya at a public meeting

File: Frank Bwalya addressing a public meeting at the height of his red card campaign against the Rupiah Banda regime in 2011

Catholic Priest turned politician Frank Bwalya has finally announced that he will soon leave the priesthood permanently. Bwalya who is ruling Patriotic Front deputy spokesperson took sabbatical leave from priesthood seven years ago and became active in politics.

Bwalya who in the recent years has refused to be referred to as “Father” Bwalya took leave from Priest hood after he made an anti-government pressure group called “Change or die Zambia.” He introduced a red card campaign against the then MMD government and further endorsed PF’s Michael Sata in the run up to the 2011 Polls.

After PF formed government in 2011, Bwalya was appointed as ZESCO Board Chairman, the position he held until his resignation to form a political party named Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ).

But after the demise of Sata, Bwalya disbanded his party and joined the Edgar Lungu team which brought him in the central committee of the PF.

Commentating Sixteen years since he was ordained as a priest, Bwalya said he has decided to permanently leave the pulpit so that he can pursue his ambitions.

“Sixteen years ago on September 30, 2000 I was ordained a priest after training for a solid eleven years. Thereafter, I prayed everyday saying, “Lord, grant that I may die and be buried as your priest”. It is now seven years since I took leave from priestly ministry. I regret to say that my prayer cited above may not be realised. I say so because I have decided to start the process of asking Mother Church to allow me to leave Holy Priesthood. I believe that my mother, siblings and close relations not to mention fellow priests, the laity and friends across religious groupings have had enough time to prepare for this eventuality,” Bwalya explained in a statement.

Bwalya also admitted that he never imagined he would leave priesthood but that he has discerned after Seven years that the rightful thing to do is leaving.

“For a long time, I never imagined that one day I would make such a decision. However, it has become necessary to choose to walk one path and since it has proved hard for me to go back to the priesthood this time around I have decided to seek permission to be released. So I will soon start taking steps towards a dignified departure from Holy Priesthood as prescribed by Mother Church.

“Please pray that God will continue to grant me happiness and personal fulfilment. Above all pray that I may never disgrace my background and above all my faith as a Catholic Christian.

“I will proudly continue to share in the common priesthood of the baptised and do everything within my means to propagate our faith. I will forever be grateful for the blessings I have received as a priest and the honour the Order accorded me,” he said.

Bwalya said he still needs time to reflect and thereafter make his impeding resignation final to the catholic church.

“I will soon take some time out to reflect and deal with the process of leaving priesthood. When I return, God willing, I will be the same passionate and zealous Frank Bwalya.

“I have written this reflection with a free conscience and a light heart because I have had enough time to discern. I pray that God will continue to sustain my desire to serve his people in what I do and that I will never lose focus of his Kingdom,” he said.


47 Responses to I am leaving priesthood permanently – Frank Bwalya

  1. You disown God along time and that we know. we also know that you are one of those who have been preaching hate speech and contributed to the division of our Country coz of your selfishness. follow the bandwagon of deceivers but remember God can never never be mocked we all know the damage you have caused to our beloved Country.

    September 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

  2. It was expected,for me I thought you have already left,now it will even be worse with your language.
    If I was Bwalya I would have gone back to priesthood,just from the seven (7) years you can tell that politics can make someone to be a crook.

    I think it is better you leave priesthood because you have already committed a sin by stealing votes together with Edgar Lungu.

    You are not alone another priest(Fr Chilinda) is joinning you.

    joseph Mwape
    September 30, 2016 at 8:36 am


    September 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

  4. No one cares,its between you and creator the one u cheated.

    September 30, 2016 at 9:11 am

  5. certified liar and supporter of a tyrant, shame on the Catholic Church that it is still keeping such a man as one of its priests.

    September 30, 2016 at 9:29 am

    • True – his Godly life vanished years back the moment he aligned himself with crooks & good for nothing politicians

      September 30, 2016 at 9:57 am

    • don’t involve the church bro

      brian kaana
      October 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm


    Living soul
    September 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

  7. Fuckin devil!

    September 30, 2016 at 9:39 am

  8. What the heck! Who cares about what Drank Bwalya does or doesn’t?

    child of the sky
    September 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

  9. Rumour has it that the so called Frank Bwalya is self centred at PF secretariat

    September 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

  10. Father Chilinda next,with Banda at Northmead Assembly,watch this space.

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

  11. stop fooling god young man

    September 30, 2016 at 10:42 am

  12. Yama mukaba umungulu. Banono ababa straight after leaving religious life ukuya mufya chalo.

    shima B
    September 30, 2016 at 11:14 am

  13. Wouldn’t be surprised if next he’s leaving God. I hope Frank you don’t take politics for a living, politics is never a career, you better keep well your moneys, there’s too much excitement amongst you guys one wonders whether you see an end to your politics,these guys may just manipulate the constitution to suit their desires. Be reminded there is a silver lining to every cloud.

    September 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm

  14. Leaving priesthood for insults and tribalism – de devil ? himself is in PF, Frank STUPID bwalya.

    Robert Sulamoyo jr
    September 30, 2016 at 12:18 pm

  15. Go to Hell!!! I hope you die a painful death!!!!

    pwanya niniES
    September 30, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  16. Remember that Lungu is under RB – the very person you decampaigned in 2011. Now let Lungu listen to RB and dump you in the garabage were you belong. Very shameful for you to chose material things over the Lord almighty. By the the petition is not over and Lungu may not be president for too long. The massive irregualrities will not go away

    September 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    • Dream on dream on

      October 1, 2016 at 6:03 am

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  18. Frank must have impregnated another woman secretly. The woman is pressuring marriage promise with firm steps towards achieving it or public ridicule. Frank has chosen the former.The forbidden fruit is even tastier after starving for a while.

    September 30, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  19. Thank God for releasing this i*d*i*o*t from his false priesthood.

    Matako Ayo
    September 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm


    September 30, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    • Dan Pule did the same and look at his spiritual image.

      September 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    • No, it’s too late to go back to the royal priesthood. Let him stay among his kind. Which fool would go to him for confession now? After the spell that had been cast on him by the devil for seven years he’d never be a good father in any parish. The devil asked Jesus to kneel before him but he refused. Frank has accepted the temptation so let him go. The end of politician like Frank is often miserable, one RB throws him out of his party. I only hope Chilinda is not yet lost for good.

      October 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

  21. He left the work of God a long time ago and this time around he has fulfilled his ambition to work in the kingdom of darkness. Let him go to hell since he chosen to follow the devil.

    September 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm

  22. This is truly animal farm

    September 30, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  23. Judas Iscariot, death is rooming around you. You have left the city of refuge like Abner. You will soon die foolishly.

    September 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm

  24. You were an idiot right from day 1 of your stupid priesthood. Devils disciple.

    The Observer
    September 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  25. Let him follow the devil that is good choice to him.

    kabompo boy
    September 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

  26. Even Father Lungu Changwa will follow

    September 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm

  27. so what is the date for wedding?

    uku demonka
    October 1, 2016 at 5:48 am

  28. Funny how his decision is exposing devils children.

    October 1, 2016 at 11:06 am

  29. let him Go

    October 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    • de,its no longer animal farm,its called Zootopia!

      October 1, 2016 at 10:11 pm

  30. All animals lived happily everafter,except those `zapped’ with the virus(kangono),who returned to theirpredatory ways..Zootopia!Will never be equal

    October 1, 2016 at 10:28 pm

  31. I applaud his courage and honesty. How men do you know go around as priests but they fuck more than married men? They have babies all over Zambia? At least he is honesty that his life style isn’t working.

    October 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  32. I thot you were confessing and repenting your sins you hv commited during period of campaign ,rituals and election.

    October 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  33. Frankie boy left fatherhood seven years ago and speaking frankly there are not many parishiners who miss him. He doesn’t want to be called ‘father’ as he knows how much embarrassment that causes to his church. Talk of being lost to the devil RB connection!

    October 4, 2016 at 10:38 am

  34. He should pay back the Catholic Church for wasting their money.

    October 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm

  35. Bro, God never knew you.

    October 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  36. asante sana !

    October 8, 2016 at 6:12 am

  37. Frank,i wish u all the best in your political life but dont forget that you were once a priest.Humily must be key in your political life.Let God guide u in your political life.Their is a very thin line between religion and politics.They all boarder on community and service.Inshort dont be a master in politicd be a servant of the people.Persinally,you havent conducted yourself well since you joine politics but we hope to an improvement.I knw you have now settled and iam sure that political power excitement is now gone.I will pray for u.
    Gabriel Mulenga

    Gabriel Mulenga
    October 8, 2016 at 6:41 am

  38. it is a good thing for frank to join politics,and the problem that we are having is that we are putting wrong people or pagans who does not have the heart of GOD or dont care about other people all what they do is to make there pockets huge, but when the righteous one becomes a leader the people rejoys it is highly time for people like frank,mumba and HH to lead the nation and GOD will make our country prosper remember joseph in egypt when he become a leader all the people of egypt were very happy and GOD blessed there land ,it si my prayer that frank can now use his brain and work with people like bena HH to make zambians enjoying the blessing of our GOD.so people stop bleming frank instead suport him.from joybayefra.com

    francis manda
    April 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm

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