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Latest stories: Gambella Vicariate

Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, the newly appointed Vicar Apostolic of Gambella in Ethiopia. /

Salesian Prelate Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Ethiopia’s Gambella Vicariate

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, a member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), as the Vicar Apostolic of Gambella in the Western part of Ethiopia.

Fr. Tesfaye Petros Botachew, the Apostolic Administrator of Gambella Vicariate. / Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat

After Ethiopia’s Gambella Bishop Succumbed to COVID-19, Vicariate Gets Administrator

Following the demise of Bishop Angelo Moreschi of Ethiopia’s Gambella Vicariate, the first Catholic Prelate known to have died of COVID-19, an Apostolic Administrator has been appointed for the missionary ecclesiastical territory in the Western part of the country that is dependent upon the Vatican-based Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The late Bishop Angelo Moreschi of Ethiopia's Gambella Vicariate. He died of COVID-19 on March 25, 2020 in Brescia, Italy / Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat

Ethiopia’s Gambella Vicar Apostolic First Bishop Known to Die of COVID-19

The Vicar Apostolic of Ethiopia’s Gambella Vicariate, Bishop Angelo Moreschi has succumbed to COVID-19, the first known Catholic Prelate to die of the pandemic.