MIL-OSI Europe: AFRICA/DR CONGO – Resignation and appointment of bishop of Wamba

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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Wamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, presented by Bishop Janvier Kataka Luvete.The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Fr. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi, M.Afr., until now provincial superior of the Missionaries of Africa – Province of Central Africa, as bishop of the diocese of Wamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo.Msgr. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi, M.Afr., was born on 1 January 1960 in Bambu-Mines, in the diocese of Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He studied philosophy in Bambu-Mines, and after an apprenticeship in Burkina Faso, theology at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse. He joined the Missionaries of Africa in Bambu-Mines, and was ordained a priest on 22 August 1990 in Fataki, Bunia.Following ordination, he first held the roles of parish vicar (1990-1994) and then parish priest (1994-1996) in Birni N’koni in Niger. After obtaining a licentiate in social sciences from the Institut Catholique de Paris (1996-1999), he went on to serve as parish priest in Zinder, Niger (1999-2004), delegate to the General Chapter in Rome (2004), provincial assistant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2005-2008), rector of the Philosophate of the White Fathers in Ouagadougou (2008-2009), provincial in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2009-2010), and member of the General Council of the Missionaries of Africa in Rome (2010-2016). Since 2017 he has served as provincial superior of the Missionaries of Africa in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is also a member of the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors of the archdiocese of Bukavu. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 17/1/2024)
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