Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Benedict XVI on January 26, 2013, appointed Rev. Djalwana Laurent Lompo, Vicar General of the archdiocese as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Niamey (Niger).
Rev. Djalwana Laurent Lompo was born on 1 January 1967 in Koulbou, parish of Saint François d'Assise in Makalondi in the Archdiocese of Niamey. He studied philosophy and theology in Burkina Faso, respectively, at the Major Seminary St Jean-Baptiste in Ouagadougou and in St Pierre Claver in Bobo-Dioulasso. He obtained a Diploma in Education at the Institut de Formation des Educateurs du clergé in Paris. He was ordained a priest on 21 September 1997 and incardinated in the Archdiocese of Niamey. He held the following positions: 1997-2000: Assistant pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Niamey and Head of the Foyer Samuel for vocations; 2001-2002: Formation in spiritual accompaniment at the Institut de Formation des Educateurs du clergé in Paris; 2002-2003: Head of the Foyer Samuel for vocations; since 2003: Vicar General. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 28/01/2013)