Kinshasa, 29 June, 2020 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis on Monday, June 29 appointed four new Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), three of them to serve as Auxiliary Bishops in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kinshasa.
The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Jean-Crispin Kimbeni Ki Kanda, Fr. Vincent Tshomba Shamba Kotsho, and Fr. Charles Ndaka Salabisala as Auxiliary Bishops for the 6,897,000-member Archdiocese of Kinshasa in DRC.
In the June 29 announcement of resignations and appointments involving the Church in Africa published by the Holy See Press Office, Pope Francis also appointed Fr. Bernard Marie Fansaka Biniama as the new Bishop of Popokabaka Diocese in central DRC.
Msgr. Jean-Crispin, Fr. Vincent and Fr. Charles will join Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo in shepherding the people of God in Kinshasa Archdiocese, which is home to 1,202 priests, 143 deacons and 3,038 religious brothers and sisters.
Msgr. Jean-Crispin is a Clergy of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa where he was ordained a priest in 1999. Until his appointment, he has been serving as an official in the Vatican-based Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and as Parish Administrator of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo, Borgo Pineto in Italy’s Diocese of Civita Castellana.