AFRICA/ANGOLA - Appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Fr. Belarmine Tchipundukwa, MS

Friday, 25 March 2022

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On January 13, 2022 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Angola for a five-year period (2022-2027), Fr. Belarmine Tchipundukwa, of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, MS. The new National Director is 46 years old and has been a priest for 15. After his priestly ordination he was parish vicar in Angola (2007-2010), member of the group of the Shrine of La Salette in France (2010-2012), Councilor, Secretary General and Procurator at the Holy See of the Missionaries of La Salette (2013-2019), Provincial Councilor in Angola (since 2019, re-elected on 7/1/2022). At the same time he is Director of the Cesafe (Saletino de Formacao and Espiritualidade Center), Superior of the community and Rector of the “N.S. de la Salette” in Lubango. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 25/3/2022)