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Resignations and Appointments, 25.04.2017

Resignation of bishop of Yokadouma, Cameroon, and appointment of successor

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Tanzania

Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Münster, Germany

 

Resignation of bishop of Yokadouma, Cameroon, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Yokadouma, Cameroon, presented by His Excellency Msgr. Eugeniusz Juretsko, O.M.I.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of Yokadouma, Cameroon, Rev. Paul Lontsié-Keuné, of the clergy of Bafoussam, rector of the Saint Augustin interdiocesan major seminary of Maroua-Mokolo.

Rev. Paul Lontsié-Keuné

The Rev. Paul Lontsié-Keuné was born on 25 August 1963 in Balatchi, in the diocese of Bafoussam. He studied philosophy and theology at the interdiocesan major seminary of Douala and that of Yaoundé, respectively. He holds a licentiate in sacramental liturgy from the Institut Catholique de Paris, France. He was ordained a priest on 17 March 1991 and incardinated in the diocese of Bafoussam.

After ordination and specialization in Paris (1991-1994) he held various offices: parish vicar of Bangangté and director of the Collège Saint Jean Baptiste (1995-1998); diocesan secretary for Catholic Education; diocesan master of ceremonies, lecturer at the interdiocesan seminary of Maroua, parish vicar in the parishes of Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs in Bangangte and Saint Paul in Bafoussam. He is currently rector of the Saint Augustin major seminary in Maroua-Mokolo.

 

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in Tanzania

The Holy Father has appointed as apostolic nuncio in Tanzania His Excellency Msgr. Marek Solczyński, titular archbishop of Cesarea di Mauritania, currently apostolic nuncio in Georgia, in Armenia and in Azerbaijan.

 

Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Münster, Germany

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Münster, Germany, Rev. Rolf Lohmann, of the clergy of the same diocese, currently pastor of the parish of St. Marien in Kevelaer and rector of the Marian shrine of the same name, and non-resident canon of the Cathedral Chaper, assigning him the titular see of Gor.

Rev. Rolf Lohmann

The Rev. Rolf Lohmann was born on 21 February 1963 in Hamm, in the archdiocese of Paderborn. He carried out his philosophical and theological studies in Münster and Munich. He was ordained a priest on 14 May 1989, and incardinated in the clergy of Münster.

He then served as deputy priest in St. Laurentius in Coesfeld and then St. Johannes der Täufer in Billerbeck. In 1997 he became parish priest of St. Ida in Herzfeld and in 2003, in addition, of Ss. Cornelius und Cyprianus in Lippborg. In 2007 he was appointed as non-resident canon of the Cathedral Chapter of Münster.

Since 2011 he has served as parish priest of St. Marien in Kevelaer and rector of the homonymous Marian shrine.