Basankusu, 12 November, 2023 / 10:12 pm (ACI Africa).
In the latest Papal appointments for Africa, the Holy Father also accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Basankusu.
The appointment of Mons. Bope, currently serving as the Chancellor Secretary of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa, and that of Mons. Muzinga, who is serving as Parish Priest of St. Paul and Vicar Forane of Lubumbashi Archdiocese, was made public by the Holy See press office on Saturday, November 11.
Born in May 1964 in Mweka, Mons. Bope was ordained a Priest for Kinshasa Archdiocese in January 1992 after completing his Priestly studies.
As a Priest, the Bishop-elect has served in various capacities, including Formator and Professor at the St. André Kaggwa Major Seminary, He has also served as the Academic Secretary in the same Seminary, private secretary to the Archbishop of Kinshasa, chancellor-secretary of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa , and administrator of the St. Paul Evry Parish in France.