AFRICA/R. D. CONGO - New Rector for St Augustine’s inter-diocesan seminary for philosophy in Kalonda

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples on 20 October 2006, appointed Rector of St Augustine’s inter-diocesan major seminary for philosophy in Kalonda, diocese of Kenge (R.D.Congo), Rev. Alphonse Nkodi Kapumba of the Kikwit diocesan clergy.
The new rector was born on 25 February 1961 at Masi-Manimba, Bandundu province. He attended the minor seminary at Kinzambi (1974/1980), and then the major seminary at Kalonda (1980/1983). He completed his studies (1996/2003) at the Catholic University of Louvain, obtaining a doctorate in philosophy. He has ministered as follows: prefect of discipline at Mikasa Institute Soa, assistant priest in Kikwit, rector of Diocesan House in Kinshasa, parish priest at Huy (diocese of Liegi). Since 2004 teacher at Kalonda major seminary and since 2005, also vice-rector. (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 13/12/2006 - 12 righe, 150 parole)