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Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, appointed Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast on 30 June 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese in Ivory Coast Appointed Bishop

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese, Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast.

Mons. Severin Nziengui Mangandza (Center), Apostolic Vicar for the Apostolic Vicariate of Makokou in Gabon. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Gabon/Facebook

Superior of Spiritans in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea Appointed Apostolic Vicar in Gabon

Jan 6, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans - CSSp) in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea as the Apostolic Vicar for the Apostolic Vicariate of Makokou in Gabon. 

Archbishop-elect Franklyn Atese Nubuasah (left), Msgr. Anthony Pascal Rebello (right) and Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube (center)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Bishops for Dioceses in Botswana, Zimbabwe Appointed, Bishop in Botswana Elevated

Jul 5, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Hwange in Zimbabwe and Francistown in Botswana.

The Bishop-elect of Rwanda's Cyangugu Diocese, Msgr. Edouard Sinayobye / Catholic Diocese of Cyangugu/ Facebook

Seminary Rector Appointed Bishop of Rwanda’s Cyangugu Diocese

Feb 8, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Edouard Sinayobye who has been serving as Rector of the preparatory Seminary of Nyumba in Rwanda’s Butare Diocese as the Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese in the country located in the Great Rift Valley.

Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen appointed Vicar Apostolic of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate by Pope Francis Monday, December 14, 2020. / Facebook Page Mongo Vicariate.

Pope Francis Appoints Vicar Apostolic for Chad’s Mongo Vicariate

Dec 14, 2020

The Delegate Vicar of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate, Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen is expected to serve as the Vicar Apostolic of the same Vicariate following his appointment by the Holy Father.

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis, November 18, 2020.

Jubilation, Appreciation, Optimism High in South Sudan Days after New Bishop’s Appointment

Dec 3, 2020

Days after the appointment of the new Bishop for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese, members of the lay faithful belonging to the Diocese and others who have interacted with the Bishop-elect have expressed their joy to ACI Africa at the Holy Father’s decision.

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

I’m Responding “to Holy Father’s request; I ask for prayers”: South Sudanese Bishop-Elect

Nov 18, 2020

 The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has welcomed his appointment, describing it as a positive response to the “Holy Father’s request.”

Fr. François Achille Eyabi, appointed Bishop of Cameroon's Eseka Diocese by Pope Francis Saturday, November 14, 2020. / Fr. François Achille Eyabi/Facebook Page.

Newly Appointed Bishop in Cameroon Says He’ll Foster Unity “for the growth of Diocese"

Nov 15, 2020

The newly appointed Bishop for Cameroon’s Eseka Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview that he will seek to foster unity among the people of God under his pastoral care for the growth of the local Church.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo with ope Francis in Rome.

Congolese Prelate Appointed to Vatican’s Council of Cardinals

Oct 15, 2020

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has been appointed to the Vatican’s Council of Cardinals, whose members have the responsibility of advising Pope Francis.

Bishop Bulus Dauwa Yohanna of Kontagora diocese, Nigeria.

Pope Francis Elevates Nigeria’s Apostolic Vicariate, Appoints First Bishop

Apr 3, 2020

Pope Francis on Thursday, April 2 elevated the Apostolic Vicariate of Kontagora, central Nigeria to a diocese and appointed Vicar Apostolic, Msgr. Bulus Dauwa Yohanna as its first Bishop.

The new Bishop of Mopti diocese, Bishop Jean-Baptiste Tiama

Malian Bishop Vocal for Release of Colombian Nun Abducted in 2017 Transferred

Mar 27, 2020

Pope Francis has transferred Malian Bishop Jean-Baptiste Tiama, a key figure in advocating for the release of a Colombian nun abducted in February 2017, from Mali’s Sikasso diocese to become the new Bishop of Mopti diocese.  

Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty ,the newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso

Irish Prelate to Represent the Holy Father in Burkina Faso

Feb 4, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty who has been serving as the First Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain since 2017, to be his representative in the West African nation of Burkina Faso.

The newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe

Pope Francis Appoints His Representative in Zimbabwe

Jan 28, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli who has been serving as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the European Council in Strasbourg, France, to be his representative in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe.