AFRICA/ANGOLA - Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Benguela

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Benguela, Angola, the Reverend Estêvão Binga, of the clergy of the same diocese, until now rector of the major seminary of theology of Benguela, assigning him the titular see of Nasbinca.
The Reverend Estêvão Binga was born on 2 September 1966 in Twei, in the metropolitan archdiocese of Lubango. He entered the minor seminary of Cubal, diocese of Benguela, and then continued his studies in philosophy in the Bom Pastor Seminary and theology in the Cristo Rei Seminary in Huambo. From 21 July 1995 to 1997 he served as prefect of discipline in the preparatory seminary, and teacher of various subjects in the three seminaries of Benguela.
He was ordained a priest on 28 April 1996.
He was awarded a bachelor’s degree, a licentiate and a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Facultad de Teología del Norte de España in Burgos (1997-2002); prefect of discipline (2003-2005) and rector (from 2005 to the present) in the seminary of theology in Benguela, collaborator in the parish of Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (since 2004) and, from 2010, president of the diocesan Commission for Study and Refresher Sessions and teacher in various Higher Institutes (ISTEB, Polytechnic Institute of Benguela, and ICRA). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/11/2021)