AFRICA/DR CONGO - Appointment of the Bishop of Doruma-Dungu

Monday, 24 October 2022

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Msgr. Emile Mushosho Matabaro, of the clergy of Bukavu, currently apostolic administrator of the diocese of Doruma-Dungu, as bishop of the same diocese. Msgr. Emile Mushosho Matabaro was born on 5 March 1967 in Bukavu. He attended the preparatory seminary of Mugeri-Katana, the Mgr. Busimba Major Seminary of Goma, and subsequently the Saint Pie X Major Seminary of Murhesa. He was ordained a priest on 17 September 2000 for the diocese of Bukavu. From 2007 to 2012, he studied for a licentiate in theology, and from 2013 to 2017, a doctorate in theology at the Universidad San Dámaso (UESD) in Madrid. He has held the following offices: parish vicar and parish priest in Ciherano (2000-2003); parish priest of Saint Pierre in Cibimbi (2003-2007) and of the parish of Bagira (2011); director of the diocesan Office for Social Works and Development (2011-2012); president of the Union of Diocesan Clergy (2011-2013); bursar and moderator of the diocesan Commission for Assets (2017-2018); episcopal vicar, chargé for economic affairs and chancellor (2018-2019); vicar general of the archdiocese of Bucavu (2019-2021). Since 2021, he has served as apostolic administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the diocese of Doruma-Dungu. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 24/10/2022)