AFRICA/ANGOLA - Appointment of the Bishop of Menongue, Leopoldo Ndakalako

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On March 19, 2019 the Holy Father appointed the rev. Leopoldo Ndakalako, of the clergy of Ondjiva, currently Vicar General as Bishop of the Diocese of Menongue (Angola).
The rev. Leopoldo Ndakalako was born on December 13, 1968, in Ohakaonde, province of Cunene. After primary schools in Mongua and Ondjiva, he attended the preparatory course in Lubango. From 1989 to 1993 he studied philosophy at the Christ King Major Seminary of Huambo, and from 1994 to 1997 theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome. He was ordained a priest on December 14, 1997, in the Mission of Omupanda, for the Diocese of Ondjiva.
Since his ordination he has carried out the following roles: Vice-Rector of the preparatory Seminary and Parochial Vicar of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias - Sé Catedral (1998-1999); studies for a Doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome (1999-2003); Rector of the preparatory Seminary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (2003-2016); Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Care (2012-2017). Since 2017 he was Vicar General of the Diocese of Ondjiva and Administrator of the quasi-parish of São António Naipalala in Ondjiva. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 20/03/2019)