Kroonstad, 20 December, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the College of Consultors of the Catholic Diocese of Kroonstad in South Africa have elected a Diocesan Administrator to govern the Episcopal See following the resignation of Bishop Peter John Holiday at the age of 70.
Bishop Holiday who will be turning 71 on January 11 resigned as the Local Ordinary of the South African Episcopal See on December 12.
The election of Fr. Molahlehi Michael Rasello has been reported in a Tuesday, December 20 publication, which also adds that the elected Priest “takes up this responsibility starting from Tuesday 20 December 2022.”
In the report, Fr. Rasello, who has been serving as the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese, acknowledges that his new office of Diocesan Administrator will “not be an easy task.”
The Priest, however, expresses optimism and that he will strive to perform his duties of temporarily overseeing the administration of the Diocese, saying, “With the help of all and attuned to God’s will, we can manage through God’s Grace.”