Passionist Priest Named Bishop of Congolese Diocese of Kole

Appointment comes as Congolese bishops make ad limina visits this week

Pope receives bishops of Congo on their "ad limina" visit

PHOTO.VA - OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Pope Francis has named Passionist Father Emery Kibal Mansong’loo as bishop of the Diocese of Kole, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The 45-year-old bishop-elect fills a position that had been vacant since Bishop Stanislas Lukumwena Lumbala resigned in 2008.

Emery Kibal Mansong’loo was born in Kimputu in 1969 and joined the Passionist priests, taking his perpetual vows in 1998 and being ordained the same year.

The Diocese of Kole has some 158,000 Catholics in a population of 487,000 (32%). They are served by some 65 priests and 80 religious.

The bishops of Congo met with Pope Francis this week in the context of their ad limina visits.

 

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a micro-donation

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a micro-donation

Subscribe to the ZENIT Daily Email Newsletter

Receive the latest news of the Church and the world in your inbox every day. 

Thank you for subscribing! We will confirm your subscription via email. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it soon.