Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Fr. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi, M.Afr., as new bishop for the Diocese of Wamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
His appointment comes after the Pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Janvier Kataka Luvete from the pastoral care of the Diocese.
Bishop Janvier Kataka Luvete’s resignation from the Diocese of Wamba, in line with Canon Law, has paved the way for the appointment of Reverend Fr. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi as his successor. Born on January 1, 1960, in Bambu-Mines, in the diocese of Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bishop Ngotsi brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
His extensive background includes studies in philosophy and theology, and he has served in various capacities, ranging from parish vicar to provincial superior of the Missionaries of Africa – Province of Central Africa.
The Holy Father also named Rev. Fr. Désiré Lenge Mukwenye new Bishop of Kilwa-Kasenga in the DRC.
Until his appointment, now Msgr. Désiré Lenge Mukwenye, served as the diocesan administrator of Kilwa-Kasenga.
Born on March 2, 1966, in Lwanza, Msgr. Lenge Mukwenye boasts an extensive background in philosophy and theology. His diverse roles include serving as a parish priest, procurator of the diocese of Lubumbashi, and coadjutor in the diocese of Rome.
Additionally, he holds degrees in biblical theology and spirituality from esteemed institutions such as the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome and has been actively involved in academia as a lecturer and spiritual director.