Korhogo, 04 January, 2021 / 3:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The President of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI), Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, has been appointed the Archbishop of Korhogo Archdiocese in Northern Ivory Coast.
Bishop Dogbo’s appointment and transfer was made public by the Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast, Archbishop Paolo Borgia in a letter.
“His Holiness Pope Francis on this day, 03 January 2021, Solemnity of the Epiphany appointed as Archbishop of Korhogo, His Excellency Monsignor Ignace Bessi Dogbo until now Bishop of the Diocese of Katiola and Apostolic Administrator of Korhogo,” Archbishop Borgia says in his letter obtained by ACI Africa.
The Archbishop-elect who has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Korhogo since 2017 is expected to take over from Archbishop Marie-Daniel Dadiet whose resignation was accepted in October 2017.
The Archbishop emeritus resigned at the age of 65 due to health reasons.