Fr Francis Wafer SJ, RIP

RIP
Fr Francis Wafer SJ
09 April 1934 – 17 September 2021

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) mourns the loss of Fr Francis Wafer SJ.

After several years of declining health he passed away peacefully this afternoon, Friday 17 September 2021, the Feast of St Robert Bellarmine, at the Coptic Hospital in Lusaka. Fr Wafer will be remembered for his deep care for the Tonga people in Chikuni Mission, where he founded and directed the Mukanzubo Kalinda Institute.

We commend Fr Wafer to the Lord, knowing that he is now at peace.

Padraig Swan, Director of Faith and Service Programmes in Belvedere College, reflects on the life of Frank Wafer SJ, who worked with the Tonga people in Zambia to preserve their language and music.

Please join us in giving thanks for Fr Frank’s life and work, some of which is captured in the video below:

Scenes from the funeral:

Photographs from the funeral:

Vigil Mass

We apologise for the quality, the Internet connection at Chikuni Mission was not optimal.

Requiem Mass

We apologise for the quality, the Internet connection at Chikuni Mission was not optimal.

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