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Pope Names New Bishop of Laï, Chad

Also Appoints Replacement in Kericho, Kenya

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The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Laï, Chad, the Reverend Nicolas Nadju Bab, of the clergy of Laï, currently the diocesan administrator of the same diocese.

The bishop-elect was born on 2 September 1969 in Béré, diocese of Laï. He entered the Saint Luc major seminary in Bakara/N’Djaména, where he completed his studies in philosophy and theology. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development at the University of Santander, Spain. He was ordained a priest on May 11, 2002, and incardinated in the diocese of Laï.

Since ordination, he has held the following offices: parish priest of Saint François D’Assise in Baktchoro (2002-2008); parish priest of the “Sainte Famille” Cathedral of Laï (2008-2009); specialist studies in Spain (2009-2010); director of diocesan Caritas (since 2010); parish priest of the “Sainte Famille” Cathedral of Laï (2010-2013); administrator of the Nodjikwa parish of Ngamongo (2015-2018), and diocesan administrator of Laï (since 2018).

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kericho, Kenya, presented by Bishop Emmanuel Okombo Wandera, at the same time appointing Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich, military ordinary for Kenya, as bishop of the same see.

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