Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed the Reverend Léonard Kakudju Muzinga, of the clergy of Lubumbashi, until now parish priest of Saint Paul and vicar forane in Lubumbashi, as bishop of the diocese of Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Msgr. Léonard Kakudji Muzinga was born on 13 March 1970 in Kalemie. After his studies in philosophy and theology in the Saint Paul Major Seminary in Kambikila, Lubumbashi, he was ordained a priest on 31 July 2005 for the archdiocese of Lubumbashi.
He has held the following offices: parish vicar of Saint Joseph and director of the Institut Technique Saint François Xavier in Likasi (2005-2012), head of youth pastoral care in the Likasi sector (2007-2011), parish priest of Saint Paul in Lubumbashi (since 2012), chaplain and referent for Sisters of the Bakhita Family (since 2013), and episcopal vicar for diocesan works in Lubumbashi (2019-2021). Since 2023 he has been a member of the diocesan Board for Economic Affairs. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 11/11/2023)