AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA - Appointment of the Bishop of Aliwal

Friday, 15 November 2019

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the rev. Joseph Kizito of the clergy of the same seat, currently Vicar General and Parish Priest of Aliwal North Cathedral Parish, as Bishop of the Diocese of Aliwal (South Africa).
The new Bishop was born on 2 July 1967 in Kampala (Uganda). He studied Philosophy at the St. Augustine’s Major Seminary, Rome (Lesotho), and Theology in St. John Vianney, Pretoria (South Africa). He was ordained a priest on 27 September 1997, incardinated in the Diocese of Aliwal. He held the following offices: 1997-1998: Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish; 1998-2003: parish priest of St. Augustine's Parish in Dordrecht; 2003-2013: parish priest of Sterkspruit Catholic Church; since 2008: Vicar General of the Diocese of Aliwal; since 2013: parish priest of Aliwal Cathedral. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 15/11/2019)