AFRICA/IVORY COAST - Appointment of the Bishop of Yamoussoukro, Joseph Kakou Aka

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Rev. Joseph Kakou Aka, of the clergy of Grand-Bassam, currently Secretary General of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa as Bishop of the diocese
of Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast).
His Exc. Msgr. Joseph Kakou Aka was born on 17 August 1967 in Assinie, in the diocese of Grand-Bassam. After attending the Minor Seminary in Yopougon and the St. Peter Regional Major Seminary in Pedu, in Cape Coast (Ghana), he obtained a bachelor's degree in sociology at the State University of Accra.
He was ordained a priest on July 23, 1994 for the diocese of Grand-Bassam.
He has held the following offices and carried out further studies: Assistant parish priest and then parish priest of the parish of Saint Antoine de Padoue in Moosou (1994-1999); licentiate in Biblical Theology at the Catholic University of West Africa (1999-2001); interim secretary of the Ivorian Episcopal Conference (2001-2002); Studies for the Licentiate in Biblical Exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (2002-2006); Director of the Biblical Apostolate (2007-2012); Adjunct Secretary of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa - CERAO/RECOWA (2012-2018) and, since 2018, Secretary General. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 28/12/2022)