AFRICA/D.CONGO - The Pope accepts resignation of Bishop of Inongo and appoints Successor

Wednesday, 27 July 2005

Vatican City (Fides Service) - The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI on 27 July 2005 accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the diocese of Inongo (Democratic Republic of Congo), presented by Bishop Léon Lesambo Ndamwize in conformity with the Code of Canon Law can. 401 § 1. The Holy Father also appointed 27 July 2005 Bishop of Inongo (Democratic Republic of Congo) Bishop Philippe Nkiere Kena, C.I.C.M., until now Bishop of Bondo. (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 25/7/2005; Righe 6; Parole 84)