Fr Andrzej Halemba – born on 19 November 1954 in Chełm Śląski, Poland, a Polish Catholic Presbyter, Fidei Donum missionary priest, translator of the New Testament and author of Mambwe-English, former Director of the Missionary Formation Centre in Warsaw and Secretary the Polish Episcopate Commission for Missions; Polish Bishops’ Conference Delegate for Missionary Affairs; founder of the Missionary Museum in Brzęczkowice, Poland. Since 2006, he has been working for the international organisation “Aid to the Church in Need International” (ACN Intl.), located in Germany. In 2006-2010 he was responsible for providing help to the Church in English and Portuguese-speaking African countries. From 2010 he has been responsible for helping the Church in 23 countries in the Middle East.

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LIFE MILESTONES

November 19, 1954

Fr. Halemba is born.

1973

He entered the Seminary of the Katowich Diocese in Cracow at the age of 19.

1980

on Thursady 3rd of April, he was ORDAINED PRIEST at the age of 26

1996

He was appointed as Director of the Missionary Formation and Secretary of the Polish BC’s Mission Commission.

2004

He completed Doctorate in Theology and received a PhD degree

2006

He joined Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) team to be responsible for English and Portuguese speaking countries of Africa and then for the Middle East

Not that I have yet reached my goal, but I am still pursuing it in the attempt to take hold of the prize for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

(Phil 3,12)

  • Mambwe-English Dictionary (17.500 entries).
  • English-Mambwe dictionary (21.300 entries).
  • Mambwe Folk-tales (English and in Mambwe).
  • Mambwe Proverbs Analysis
  • Compiled Books:
  • 3 volumes of Lectionary (A, B, C)
  • New Testament (Icipangano Cipya)
  • The Roman Missal.


He runs projects in 23 countries in the Middle East and in the Arabian Peninsula in war and post-war countries where Christians are persecuted and displaced.

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