Malanje, 30 September, 2021 / 9:14 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Luzizila Kiala of Angola’s Sumbe Diocese as the new Archbishop of the country’s Malanje Archdiocese and named Antoine Cardinal Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese as a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.
The Holy See Press office published these latest appointments Wednesday, September 29.
Archbishop-elect Kiala is expected to take over from Archbishop Benedito Roberto, the member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans - CSSp) who passed on in November 2020.
Ordained a Priest of Angola’s Uige Diocese in August 1992, the Archbishop-elect was appointed the third Bishop of Sumbe Diocese in May 2013. He holds a doctorate in Spiritual Theology from the Rome-based Pontifical Gregorian University.
In a goodwill message issued shortly after his appointment, members of the Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) “congratulate Bishop Kiala on this new appointment, assuring him of every good wish and prayers for the journey ahead.”