SUDAN: Michael Didi Adgum to Replace Cardinal Wako as Archbishop of Khartoum

KHARTOUM AUGUST 25, 2015 (CISA) – Pope Francis has appointed bishop Michael Didi Adgum Mungoria as Archbishop Coadjutor of Khartoum to replace Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako.

Bishop Mungoria’s appointment that is to take effect January 2016 was announced on August 15 when Cardinal Wako retires from active service in the archdiocese of Khartoum.

The Archbishop Coadjutor was born on 1 January 1959 at Engoth, in the Nuba Mountains area, South Kordofan state.

He was ordained as priest in Khartoum on 10 May 1992. Five years later he travelled to Rome where he got a Degree on Canon Law in 2001, at the Urban Pontifical University.

From 2001 to 2008, he was a Member of the Council of Presbyters and of the College of Consultants. Then, he was appointed Rector of St. Paul’s Major Seminary in Khartoum.

Two years later, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Coadjutor Bishop of El-Obeid, and he became the Ordinary Bishop on 28 October 2013.

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