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Holy Father Names Bishop of Aliwal, South Africa

The Reverend Joseph Kizito

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Aliwal, South Africa, the Reverend Joseph Kizito of the clergy of the same see, currently vicar general and parish priest of Aliwal North Cathedral Parish.

The Reverend Joseph Kizito was born on 2 July 1967 in Kampala, Uganda. He studied philosophy in Saint Augustine’s major seminary in Roma, Lesotho, and theology in that of Saint John Vianney, Pretoria, South Africa. He was ordained a priest on 27 September 1997 and incardinated in the diocese of Aliwal.

He subsequently held the following offices: parish vicar of the Saint Francis Xavier parish (1997-1998); parish priest of Saint Augustine’s parish in Dordrecht (1998-2003); parish priest of Sterkspruit Catholic Church (2003-2013); vicar general of the diocese of Aliwal (since 2008) and parish priest of Aliwal Cathedral parish (since 2013).

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