Mongo, 14 December, 2020 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The Delegate Vicar of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate, Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen is expected to serve as the Vicar Apostolic of the same Vicariate following his appointment by the Holy Father.
Msgr. Chen’s appointment was announced Monday, December 14 and published by the Holy See Press Office.
He is expected to succeed 78-year-old Jesuit Bishop Henri Coudray whose resignation has been accepted by Pope Francis.
A native of the Vicariate of Mongo, the 58-year-old Chadian Cleric was ordained a Priest in May 1997. Four years later, he joined Our Lady of Life (Notre Dame de Vie) Secular Institute where he took his Religious vows in August 2009.
In his 23 years of Priestly ministry, Msgr. Chen has served in various positions among them Parish Vicar, Parish Priest, head of Pastoral Care, spiritual Director and Bursar of the Saint Mbaga Tuzindé Inter-Diocesan Major Philosophical Seminary located in the Diocese of Sarh, Vicar General.