AFRICA/CHAD - Appointment of the Archbishop of N'Djaména

Friday, 26 August 2016

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 20 August 2016 the Holy Father appointed His Exc. Mgr. Edmond Djitangar, Bishop of Sarh as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of N'Djamena, in Chad.
His Exc. Mgr. Edmond Djitangar was born on November 2, 1952 in Bekoro (diocese of Doba). After attending the St. Pierre minor Seminary in Sarh, he completed his studies in Philosophy and Theology at the major Seminary in Nkolbison (Yaoundé) and Koumi (Burkina Faso). He was ordained a priest on 30 December 1978. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome). He returned to Chad in 1985, in addition to his pastoral service in parishes, he was Professor of Sacred Scripture, Director of the Diocesan Centre of Formation for Catechists, Vicar General of Sarh. He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Sarh on 11 October 1991, and received episcopal consecration on February 2 1992. In October 2009 he was Special Secretary in the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 26/08/2016)