Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On September 19, 2014 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Darius Assande Ekou of the archdiocesan clergy of Abengourou as Rector of the "Notre Dame de Guessihio" national theological Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Gagnoa (Costa d'Ivoire).
The new Rector is 46 years old, was born in Bongouanou (Ivory Coast) and was ordained a priest on 7 September 1996. After earning his Bachelor of Theology degree (1996) at the "Saint Coeur de Marie" Major Seminary in Anyama, he obtained a Licentiate (2005) and Doctorate (2009) in Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. Since 2011 he has been teaching Social Doctrine of the Church at the Major Seminary of Gagnoa. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 23/10/2014)