Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Rev. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, of the clergy of Buéa, bishop of the Diocese of Mamfe (Cameroon), currently teacher and formator at the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Bambui .
His Exc. Msgr. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo was born on June 5, 1973 in Limbe, in the Diocese of Buéa. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the St. Thomas Aquinas Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Bambui, in Bamenda. He obtained a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Université Catholique d 'Afrique Centrale UCAC (2011-2014). As a student he also served in the Parish of St Peter and Paul in Simbock. Since 2019 he has been in Italy for a Doctorate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Urbaniana University.
He was ordained a priest on April 20, 2006 for the Diocese of Buéa. He has held the following positions: Vicar of the Holy Family Parish in Limbe (2006-2007); Dean of Our Lady of Grace College in Muyuka (2007-2009); Diocesan Treasurer and Member of the College of Consultors (2009-2011); Teacher and formator at the St Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Bambui and Defender of the Bond at the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Bamenda (2014-2019). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 22/2/2022)