AFRICA/BENIN - Appointment of the Rector of the inter-diocesan Seminary "Saint Gall" in Cotonou

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on July 20, 2011 appointed rev. Didier Abiola Affolabi, of the diocese of Porto-Novo as Rector of the inter-diocesan Seminary "Saint Gall" in the Archdiocese of Cotonou (Benin).
The new Rector was born on May 22, 1964 in Cotonou. He was ordained a priest on 11 January 1992 and incardinated in the diocese of Porto-Novo. After his primary and secondary education, he studied philosophy and theology at the Major Seminary "St. Gall" of Ouidah (1985-1991). After his priestly ordination he was Assistant pastor and Pastor in several parishes, then he continued his studies at the Université Catholique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (UCAO) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology (2001). From 2001 to 2004 he was a teacher at the preparatory Seminary "Saint Joseph" in Missérété (Benin), where he was appointed Rector in 2004. (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 23/2/2012)