Kolwezi, 11 January, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed the Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Kolwezi in the Central African nation.
The Tuesday, January 11 appointment of Mons. Richard Kazadi Kamba was published by the Holy See Press Office.
In DRC, news of the administrative changes in Kolwezi Diocese was published by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).
"The General Secretariat of CENCO, is delighted with this news, presents its warm and sincere congratulations to His Excellency Bishop Richard Kazadi and wishes him a fruitful ministry in the Church-Family of God which is in Kolwezi," CENCO officials say in the statement signed by the Second Deputy Secretary General of the Conference, Fr. Georges Kalenga.
Mons. Kamba is expected to succeed Bishop Nestor Ngoy Katahwa whose retirement has been accepted by the Holy Father.