The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Christophe Amade, M.Afr, as bishop of Kalemie-Kirungu, DRCongo


News.va LogoVatican City, 31 March 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed: – Fr. Christophe Amade, M. Afr., as bishop of Kalemie-Kirungu (area 71,577, population 5,950,013, Catholics 3,663,230, priests 100, religious 125), Democratic Republic of the Congo. The bishop-elect was born in Mune, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1990. He studied theology at the London Missionary Institute, England, and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He has exercised his pastoral ministry in Funsi in the diocese of Wa, Ghana, and has served as lecturer and subsequently rector of the Consortium of Philosophy in Jinja, Uganda, and lecturer in philosophy at the Consortium of Philosophy in Kumasi, Ghana and at the St. Augustin University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is currently provincial superior of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (“White Fathers”) for Central Africa.

Christophore_Amade_2015BRDC : le Pape François nomme un Evêque à Kalemie-Kirungu et deux auxiliaires à Kinshasa

Rome, 31 mars 2015 (caritasdev.cd): Le Pape François a nommé le 28 mars 2015 le Révérend Père Jean-Christophe AMADE ALOMA, de la Congrégation des Missionnaires d’Afrique, Evêque de Kalemie-Kirungu ; l’Abbé Jean-Pierre Kwambamba Masi, prêtre du diocèse de Kenge, Evêque auxiliaire de Kinshasa et le Révérend Père Donatien BAFUINDISONI MALOKO-MANA, de la Société de Jésus, Evêque Auxiliaire de Kinshasa. Ces nominations ont été rendues publiques le 31 mars 2015. Le nouvel Evêque de Kalemie-Kirungu dans la Province du Katanga est né le 18 janvier 1961 à Mume, dans l’Ituri, dans le diocèse de Mahagi. Après ses études primaires et secondaires, l’Evêque nommé a étudié la Philosophie au Grand Séminaire « Notre Dame de la Ruzizi des Missionnaires d’Afrique centrale à Bukavu de 1973-1979. Il a fait son noviciat à Fribourg en Suisse de 1984 à 1985. Il a étudié la théologie à London Missionary Institute de 1987 à 1990.  Le 25 juillet 1990, il est ordonné prêtre. Après son doctorat en Philosophie à l’Université grégorienne, le Père Amade a été en 2010 appelé comme formateur dans la maison de formation des Missionnaires d’Afrique du Ghana et comme professeur au Collège Universitaire des Spiritains. Depuis juillet 2014, le Père Amade est devenu le Provincial des Missionnaires d’Afrique avec résidence à Bukavu jusqu’à cette nomination comme Evêque de Kalemie-Kirungu.

2 thoughts on “The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Christophe Amade, M.Afr, as bishop of Kalemie-Kirungu, DRCongo

  1. John itaru

    Congrats to Amade. We see more and more how the church is recognizing MAfr contribution in the process of evangelizing the continent. Appointment of Willy, Placide and now Amade as bishops proves it. We pray for them. Together with the local clergy we can make difference. I new Amade in Laybo during my stage (2003-2005), his missionary zeal inspired me. I believe he is in a right position to lead His flock. Good luck brothers. The hour has come!

  2. Eno-Akpa Rene Nkongho

    Well deserved appointment! Fr. Christopher Amade is a man who strikes an excellent balance between academic excellence, piety and pragmatism when it comes to dealing with fundamental questions of human existence and the meaning of human life. This wonderful man, Fr. Amade was my Lecturer / Rector at the Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre, Jinja (from 2002 to 2005). With him, we journeyed through the study of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology into being the enlightened and compassionate persons we are today. Congratulations Your Lordship, Amade!

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