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When a Catholic Bishop Baptized his Muslim Father

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VATICAN CITY — Forty-eight prelates from Africa are currently in Rome for the Synod on the Family.

In speaking with the bishops of Africa about the synod, sometimes surprising and beautiful stories emerge about their countries, their culture, and even their own family lives.

One such story is that of Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre archdiocese in Malawi, who is a convert from Islam to Catholicism.

Archbishop Msusa, 53, serves as vice-chairman of the eight-country association of member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa. He was ordained a priest of the Missionaries of the Company of Mary, commonly known as the Montfort Missionaries.

The archdiocese of Blantyre is located near Malawi’s southern border with Mozambique.

Earlier this week Aleteia sat down with Archbishop Msusa, who shared the story of his own conversion — and that of his father who was a Muslim Imam.

Your Excellency, we have heard that many Muslims are converting to Christianity in Malawi. What can you tell us about this?

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