Koupéla, 10 December, 2019 / 1:36 am (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Gabriel Sayaogo, who has been the Local Ordinary of Burkina Faso’s Manga diocese, the new Archbishop of Koupéla, an Archdiocese in the Eastern region of the West African country where Archbishop Séraphin François Rouamba has been the Shepherd.
“The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso, presented by His Excellency Séraphin François Rouamba,” reads in part the December 7 message from the Holy See Press Office.
The message made public the appointment of “Bishop Gabriel Sayaogo of Manga as Archbishop of the same metropolitan see,” a Papal transfer within the landlocked country with 12 dioceses across three Ecclesiastical Provinces.
Ordained a priest in 1991, the Archbishop-elect who is set to celebrate his 58th birthday in January has been Bishop since April 2011.
He holds a doctorate in Canon Law obtained from the Pontifical Urban University in 2001.