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Archbishop George Desmond Tambala of Malawi's Lilongwe Archdiocese of Lilongwe, appointed Apostolic administrator of Zomba Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Archbishop of Lilongwe in Malawi Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Zomba Diocese

Nov 30, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the newly installed Archbishop of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese to temporarily take care of the country’s Zomba Diocese until a substantive Local Ordinary is appointed and takes “canonical possession of the Diocese.”

Late Fr. Charles Edmund Boyce. Credit: CABICOL

Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples Mourns New Apostolic Administrator in Liberia

Sep 21, 2021

The leadership of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has eulogized the Apostolic Administrator of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese as a “loyal servant of the Church.”

Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh appointed Bishop Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese/ Credit: Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese/Facebook

Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Jun 24, 2021

Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh who has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese since August 2020 has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the same episcopal see.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rumbek welcomed upon his arrival in Rumbek. Credit Courtesy Photo

In Maiden Visit of South Sudanese Diocese, Apostolic Administrator Urges “reflection”

Jun 17, 2021

In his maiden visit of Rumbek Diocese whose Bishop-elect was shot and wounded in April, the Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Diocese has called for “reflection” and the seeking of spiritual renewal.

Fr. Lazarus Vitalis Msimbe who has been appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Morogoro in Tanzania/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Administrator of Tanzania’s Morogoro Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

May 31, 2021

Msgr. Lazarus Vitalis Msimbe who has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Tanzania’s Catholic Diocese of Morogoro since February 2019 has been appointed the Bishop of the same Episcopal See.

Map for Somalia, a territory under the jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu. Credit: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

“Christians have gradually been marginalized”: Apostolic Administrator in Somalia

Apr 29, 2021

The minority Christian population in Somalia has been gradually marginalized, the Apostolic Administrator of the country’s only Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu has said.

Bishop John Chrisostom Ndimbo of Tanzania’s Diocese of Mbinga who has been appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe.

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Tanzania’s Njombe Diocese

Apr 13, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Tanzania’s Mbinga Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe which fell vacant following the passing on of Bishop Alfred Leonhard Malume on April 6.

Bishop Paul Semogerereof Kasana-Luweero, appointed Apostolic Administrator of Uganda's Kampala Archdiocese by Pope Francis on 8 April 2021. / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese

Apr 8, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala, which fell vacant following the death of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on April 3.

Bishop Inácio Lucas Mwita of Mozambique's Gurué Diocese / Courtesy Photo

“Become seed that bears fruits of peace”: Bishop at Episcopal Ordination in Mozambique

Mar 23, 2021

A Bishop in Mozambique has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Gurué Diocese to embrace servant leadership, striving to sacrifice his life for the peace of the people of God under his pastoral care, similar to a seed that dies to bring forth fruits.

Bishop Alexis Aly Tagbino who has been appointed Apostolic Administrator of Kankan in Guinea / Courtesy Photo

Auxiliary Bishop of Guinea's Kankan Diocese Appointed Apostolic Administrator

Mar 11, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Guinea's Kankan Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the same episcopal see within the Ecclesiastical Province of Conakry. 

Wilfrid Cardinal Napier / Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)

Cardinal in South Africa Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Country’s Eshowe Diocese

Feb 17, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Archbishop of Durban in South Africa, Wilfrid Cardinal Napier, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Eshowe.

Bishop Bibi Michael holding a peace plant shortly after the announcement of his appointment as Bishop of Cameroon's Buea Diocese Tuesday, January 5.

Apostolic Administrator of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Jan 5, 2021

Bishop Michael Miabeseau Bibi who has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Buea Diocese since December 2019 has been appointed as the Local Ordinary of the Cameroonian Diocese located in the Southwestern region of the Central African country. 

Fr. Luc René Young Chen Yin, a member of the  Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate Apostolic of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius by Pope Francis Monday, January 4. / Diocese of Port-Louis

Catholic Vicariate of Rodrigues in Mauritius Has a New Apostolic Administrator

Jan 5, 2021

The Catholic Vicariate of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius has a new Apostolic Administrator, Fr. Luc René Young Chen Yin.

Archbishop William Slattery OFM, appointed Apostolic Administrator of South Africa's Mariannhill Diocese. / The Southern Cross

South Africa’s Mariannhill Diocese Put under an Apostolic Administrator

Sep 24, 2020

Following Apostolic Visitation in the months of February and March, the Holy See has put South Africa’s Mariannhill Diocese under an Apostolic Administrator “with immediate effect,” a letter from the leadership of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) obtained by ACI Africa indicates.