Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as metropolitan archbishop of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bishop Fulgence Muteba Mugalu, transferring him from the diocese of Kilwa-Kasenga.
Bishop Fulgence Muteba Mugalu was born on 9 July 1962 in the diocese of Kongolo, was ordained a priest on 5 August 1990 and appointed bishop of Kilwa-Kasenga on 18 March 2005.
After graduating in pastoral theology from the University of Montreal in Canada, he was professor of theology in Lubumbashi and at the Catholic University of Kinshasa; secretary of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and later secretary general of the same Episcopal Conference.
As a bishop he served as coordinator of the Inter-Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lubumbashi and president of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of Faith of the CENCO. He is also president of the Board of Directors of the Catholic University of Congo.
Since 30 November 2020, he has served as apostolic administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the diocese of Kamina. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 22/5/2021)