• Short Summary

    TWO NEW BISHOPS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE BEEN CONSECRATED IN NORTHERN CONGO-KINSHASA, ONE TO THE DIOCESE OF MOLEGBWE IN EQUATOR PROVINCE, THE OTHER TO THE DIOCESE OF WAMBA IN ORIENTAL PROVINCE.

  • Description

    TWO NEW BISHOPS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE BEEN CONSECRATED IN NORTHERN CONGO-KINSHASA, ONE TO THE DIOCESE OF MOLEGBWE IN EQUATOR PROVINCE, THE OTHER TO THE DIOCESE OF WAMBA IN ORIENTAL PROVINCE.

    AT MOLEGBWE IN EQUATOR PROVINCE, THE NEW BISHOP, MONSIGNOR FRANCOIS KESENGE, WAS CONSECRATED IN HIS DIOCESE BY MONSIGNOR WYNANTS, ARCHBISHOP OF MBANDAKA.

    THE ARCHBISHOP WAS ASSISTED BY MONSIGNOR GANGA, BISHOP OF LISALA, MONSIGNOR MBALI, BISHOP OF BUTA, AND MONSIGNOR VAN DEN BERGH, BISHOP OF BUDJALA.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, M. JEAN LITHO, WHO REPRESENTED PRESIDENT MOBUTU.

    AFTER THE CONSECRATION, MEMBERS OF MONSIGNOR KESENGE'S NEW FLOCK PAID HOMAGE TO HIM IN TRADITIONAL CONGOLESE STYLE, AND HE THEN CELEBRATED HIS FIRST PONTIFICAL MASS BEFORE A LARGE CONGREGATION - THE 25TH BISHOP CONSECRATED IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CONGO-KINSHASA.

    W I P E
    AT WAMBA IN ORIENTAL PROVINCE, THE NEW BISHOP, MONSIGNOR GUSTAVE OLOMBE, SUCCEEDS TO A DIOCESE WHICH HAS BEEN VACANT SINCE HIS PREDECESSOR WAS MARTYRED BY SIMBA REBELS ??? YEARS AGO.

    THE REGION WAS LIBERATED IN 1966 BY THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY.

    THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO THE CONGO HAD EXPRESSED HIS INTENTION TO PRESIDE IN PERSON AT THE CONSECRATION.

    THE HEAD OF STATE WAS REPRESENTED AT THE CEREMONY BY M. ALPHONSE ZAMUNDU, MINISTER OF POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, AND LARGE NUMBERS OF THE FAITHFUL ATTENDED TO RECEIVE THEIR FIRST BLESSING FROM THEIR NEW BISHOP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA5ZT7MQ4OPEJXYMRF0GWH7LPT
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5ZT7MQ4OPEJXYMRF0GWH7LPT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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