AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE-Appointment of the Auxiliary of Maputo

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On May 25, 2011 the Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Maputo (Mozambique), Priest João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, General Pro-Vicar, Chancellor of the Curia and pastor of the Parish S. Francis of Assisi, giving him the titular bishop of Amudarsa. João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, was born on March 8, 1968 in Beira, in the province of Sofala and the Archdiocese of Beira. After the conclusion of the primary studies (1975-78) and secondary (1979-85), in 1986 he entered the Middle seminary Cristo Rei in Maputo and in 1988 in the Philosophical Inter-diocesan Seminar S. Agostinho of Matola, to begin his philosophical studies concluded in 1990. He continued his courses at the Theological Seminary Inter-diocesan S. Pius X, where he completed his training for priesthood in 1994, where he obtained the title of Bachelor in Theology. He was ordained priest on July 17, 1995, for the Archdiocese of Maputo. After ordination, he held the following positions: 1995-2002: assistant priest of the parish, Nossa Senhora das Graças, Chancellor and Treasurer of the Archdiocese, 2003-2006: Director of Radio Maria Moçambique, 2005-2007: assistant priest of the Church Cathedral of Maputo, 2007-2008: pastor of the parish São Francisco de Assis, 2007-2009: Degree in Planning, Administration and Management Education at the Pedagogical University of Mozambique, since 2009: Episcopal Vicar for the Southern Region, Chancellor of the curia and the parish priest of São Francisco de Assis. He is currently General Pro-Vicar of the Archdiocese of Maputo. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 05/25/2011)