Today, 23rd April 2021, Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Phiri, Bishop of Ndola ordained Belay Lachore Laba as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. The ordination Mass took place at the Catholic Centre in Kitwe. In attendance was the Vicar General- Rev. Fr. Christopher Chowa, Redemptoris Mater Seminary Rector- Rev. Fr. Maurico .c. Lara, Itinerant Catechist for Zambia and Malawi- Ms Elizabeth Gstaltmer, Priests and Lay faithful community representatives. Due to Covid 19 the invitations were restricted. Rev. Dc. Belay Lachore Laba is a member of the Neo-catechumenal community originally from Ethiopia. He came to Zambia in 2011 and studied in the seminary until 2016, when he went back to Ethiopia for pastoral experience. He then returned to Zambia to resume his studies in 2019 until his ordination as Deacon today. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Phiri announced his appointed to St. Peter the Apostle, Ndeke during the Luncheon that was held immediately after the Ordination mass. Below are a few highlights of the colourful event.