Burundi - Appointment of the Rector of the "Saint Curé d’Ars" Philosophical Seminary in Bujumbura
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On November 30, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rector of the "Saint Curé d'Ars" interdiocesan philosophical Seminary in the archdiocese of Bujumbura, rev. Fulgence Nshimirimana, of the diocesan clergy of Bururi.
The new Rector was born on August 19, 1974 in Bururi. He was ordained a priest on August 9, 2003. After his high school studies in Bururi, he attended the preparatory Seminary in Burasira, then he obtained a baccalaureate in philosophy at the major Seminary of Bujumbura, and after a year of internship in the parish, the baccalaureate in theology at the major Seminary in Gitega. He continued his studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, obtaining a degree (2009-2011) and a doctorate in philosophy (2011-2018). Since his ordination he has been Assistant parish priest and parish priest in Burundi, then he carried out the ministry in some parishes in Italy. From 2018 to 2020 he was a formator at the major Seminary of Bujumbura, and since 2020 Rector ad interim.
ANGOLA - Appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Fr. Belarmine Tchipundukwa, MS
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On January 13, 2022 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Angola for a five-year period (2022-2027), Fr. Belarmine Tchipundukwa, of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, MS. The new National Director is 46 years old and has been a priest for 15. After his priestly ordination he was parish vicar in Angola (2007-2010), member of the group of the Shrine of La Salette in France (2010-2012), Councilor, Secretary General and Procurator at the Holy See of the Missionaries of La Salette (2013-2019), Provincial Councilor in Angola (since 2019, re-elected on 7/1/2022). At the same time he is Director of the Cesafe (Saletino de Formacao and Espiritualidade Center), Superior of the community and Rector of the “N.S. de la Salette” in Lubango.