Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Masilo John Selemela, of the clergy of Tzaneen, currently Rector of St. John Vianney National Major Seminary, assigning him the titular See of Nachingwea.
Msgr. Masilo John Selemela was born on January 13, 1972 in Magoebaskloof, Diocese of Tzaneen. After the propaedeutic year at St. Paul's Minor Seminary (1991), he completed his studies in Philosophy at St. Peter's Major Seminary in Hammanskraal (1992-1993) and in Theology at St. John Vianney National Seminary in Pretoria (1994- 1998).
He was ordained a priest on June 12, 1999. Since his ordination he has carried out the following positions: Parish Vicar of Our Lady of Peace in Makhado and Diocesan Vice-Director of the pastoral care of vocations and youth (1999-2004); Parish Vicar of Dwars River Parish and Diocesan Youth Chaplain, Diocesan Director of Vocation Ministry, Coordinator of the Education for Life program, Vice-President of the Diocesan Committee for Finance and Chaplain of St. Brendan's School (2004-2006); Licentiate and Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University and Diploma in Canonical Administrative Practice at the Dicastery for the Clergy (2006-2011); Professor, Formator and Vice-Rector at St. John Vianney National Major Seminary in Pretoria (2011-2019). Since 2019 he has been Rector of the same Major Seminary. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 16/7/2022)