Kabinda, 23 July, 2020 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A member of the Religious Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also called the Scheutists, has been appointed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Kabinda in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
On Thursday, July 23, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Félicien Ntambue Kasembe to shepherd the people of God in DRC’s Kabinda Diocese, which has been vacant since October 2018 when Bishop Valentin Masengo Mkinda died at the age of 77.
The 49-year-old Bishop-elect who has been serving as one of the General Councilors of the Scheutists since 2017 is expected to become the fourth Local Ordinary of Kabinda Diocese.
Following the news of this latest episcopal appointment, members of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) have congratulated the Bishop-elect, wishing him a fruitful ministry, Radio Veritas Kabinda reported.
A native of Lomami Province in DRC, Fr. Félicien was ordained a Priest in August 2001.