S AFRICA: Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop for Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG FEBRUARY 9, 2016(CISA) – Pope Francis has named Fr Duncan Theodore Tsoke as auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg.

Before his appointment, Fr Tsoke has been serving as the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg and parish priest at the Holy Family parish in Turffontein.

He has served as parish vicar, formator and teacher of spirituality at the St. Peter Seminary of Garsfontein, Pretoria, Episcopal vicar for evangelization, assistant vicar for vocational pastoral ministry, parish priest and parish administrator.

The Bishop-elect was born in Daveyton, South Africa, in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1995. The archdiocese has a population of some 253,000 with Catholics making up 250,000.

They are served by just over 140 priests, 16 permanent deacons and nearly 200 religious.

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