ZAMBIA - Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop of Chipata
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On December 10, 2022, the Holy Father appointed rev. Gabriel Msipu Phiri, of the clergy of Chipata, currently in charge of raising funds for diocesan activities, as Auxiliary Bishop of the same Episcopal See assigning him the Titular See of Are of Mauritania.
His Exc. Msgr. Gabriel Msipu Phiri was born on 13 July 1964 in Vubwi. He attended St. Augustine's Major Seminary in Mpima, Kabwe, and St. Dominic's Major Seminary in Lusaka. On September 15, 1991 he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Chipata.
He has served in various capacities and carried out further studies: parish vicar in Chadiza (1991-1994); parish priest in Chadiza (1994-1995); treasurer general, parish priest of Mchini St. Athanazius and of Mbwindi (1995-1998); vicar general, parish priest of Mchini (1999-2001); he holds a Certificate in Spirituality and Spiritual direction at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago, United States of America (2001-2002); director of the Mphangwe Prayer Centre, diocese of Chipata (2002-2003); vicar general and administrator of St. Anne's Cathedral (2003-2005); holds a Degree in Business Administration from St. Augustine's University in Mwanza, Tanzania (2005-2008); Bursar General and Human Resource Officer, Diocese of Chipata (2008-2009); vicar general and parish priest of Mary Mother of God (2009-2010); Bursar General, Human Resource Officer and parish priest of Mary Mother of God (2010-2012); finance and administration manager at the Episcopal Conference of Zambia (2013-2021); since 2021, Manager for Diocesan Income Generating Activities
MOZAMBIQUE - Appointment of auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Beira
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Fr. António Manuel Bogaio Constantino, M.C.C.J., until now provincial superior of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus and chair of the Conference of Religious in Mozambique, as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Beira, Mozambique, assigning him the titular see of Sutunurca.
Msgr. António Manuel Bogaio Constantino, M.C.C.J., was born on 9 November 1969 in the diocese of Tete. After completing his prepostulancy with the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus in Nampula and attending the seminary in Matola, he carried out his novitiate in Uganda. On 10 May 1997, he took his first vows in Kampala and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. On 10 June 2000, he gave his perpetual vows in Rome and was ordained a priest on 13 June 2001 in Beira. He completed a degree in journalism in Madrid, Spain, from 2001 to 2007.
He has held the following offices: collaborator on the journal Mundo Negro; editor of the journal Vida Nova and collaborator at the Catechistic Centre of Anchio (2008-2011); parish priest of Anchilo, in the archdiocese of Nampula; parish priest of São João XXIII in Chitima and of Santa Maria in Mucumbura, in the diocese of Tete (2011-2016); since 2016, provincial superior of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, Maputo; substitute chair of the Conference of Religious in Mozambique (2018-2019); and from 2019, chair of the Conference of Religious in Mozambique.
In addition, he works at the Instituto Superior Maria Mãe de África and in the Commission for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique.
SOUTH AFRICA - Resignation of the Bishop of Kroonstad
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Kroonstad (South Africa) presented by His Exc. Msgr. Peter John Holiday.
Source : fides.org