Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On January 8, 2016, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Thembayona Paul Manci, of the "Servants of Christ the Priest" (SCP) secular diocesan institute, as Rector of the "St. John Maria Vianney" National Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Pretoria.
The new Rector is 60 years old and has been a priest for 30. He earned a licentiate and doctorate in theology at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He held several positions at the Institute, including that of Provincial Superior, and in various dioceses. For 7 years he was Vicar General and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Durban. Since March 2015 he was Vicar General and Administrator of the Cathedral of the diocese of Mariannhill. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 17/11/2016)