AFRICA/KENYA - Rector of Interdiocesan Seminary of Saint Matthias in the Diocese of Eldoret

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on September 14, 2008 appointed Fr. Dominic Kimengich, of the clergy of the Diocese of Kisumu, Rector of the Interdiocesan Seminary of Saint Matthias in Tindinyo, in the Diocese of Eldoret (Kenya).
The new Rector was born on April 23, 1961 in Kituro, Baringo District (Kenya) and was ordained a priest on September 14, 1986. He studied philosophy in Saint Augustine Seminary (1980-82) and theology in Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary (1982-86). He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from the Pontifical University Urbaniana and later studied Canon Law at the Pontifical University “Santa Croce” in Rome (1993-1997), where he earned a Licentiate and Doctorate. He carried out various ministries in his diocese: Assistant Pastor and Pastor, Vicar General, Member of the College of Counselors, Judge on the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal, Director of Diocesan Pastoral Ministry, Administrator of the Cathedral, and Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 4/12/2008)