AFRICA/GUINEA - Appointment of coadjutor archbishop with special faculties of Conakry

Monday, 13 May 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On May 11, the Holy Father appointed the Reverend François Sylla, of the clergy of Conakry, Guinea, until now rector of the Benoit XVI Major Seminary of Kendoumayah, as coadjutor archbishop with special faculties of the same archdiocese.
Msgr. François Sylla was born on 9 April 1972 in Siboty, in the archdiocese of Conakry. He attended the minor seminary and the Jean XXIII Preparatory Seminary of Kindia, and studied philosophy and theology at the Saint Augustin de Samaya Major Seminary of Bamako, in Mali.
He was ordained a priest on 21 November 2004 in Conakry.
After ordination, he first held the role of parish vicar of Conakry Cathedral (2004-2007). He was awarded a master’s degree in comparative law of religions at the Faculty of Theology of Lugano in Switzerland (2007-2010), and went on to provide pastoral service in the San Giovanni Battista – Induno Olona parish of the archdiocese of Milan (2007-2011). After receiving a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (2010-2013), he went on to serve as chancellor of the archdiocese of Conakry (since 2013), judicial vicar and president of the Metropolitan Tribunal of Conakry (since 2015), and president of the Union of the Clergy in Guinea (2018-2022).
Since 2020 he has been rector of the Benoit XVI Major Seminary of Kendoumayah. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 13/5/2024)