The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Reverend João de Ceita Nazaré, a clergy of the Diocese of São Tomé and Principe, as the new Bishop of the Diocese.
This appointment follows his previous role as the delegate of the apostolic administrator of the Diocese and Parish Priest of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Graces in São Tomé.
The news of Reverend Nazaré’s appointment was made public through an official statement from the Vatican.
Now Msgr. João de Ceita Nazaré was born on 22 August 1973 in Trindade, São Tomé. He attended the major seminary of Lisbon and was ordained a priest on 4 August 2006.
He obtained a licentiate in theology from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a licentiate in teaching and Portuguese literature from the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança.
He has held the following offices: parish priest in Angolares and Ribeiro Afonso (2007-2016), head of diocesan Caritas and Radio Jubilar, lecturer at the Universidade de São Tomé and Principe, vicar general of the diocese of São Tomé and Principe (2010-2022), delegate of the apostolic administrator and, since 2016, parish priest of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Graces in São Tomé.