Appointment of apostolic nuncio in El Salvador

Appointment of coadjutor archbishop of Cambrai, France

Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Enugu, Nigeria

 

Appointment of apostolic nuncio in El Salvador

The Holy Father has appointed as apostolic nuncio in El Salvador H.E. Msgr. Santo Gangemi, titular archbishop of Umbriatico, currently apostolic nuncio in Guinea and in Mali.

 

Appointment of coadjutor archbishop of Cambrai, France

The Holy Father has appointed the Rev. Vincent Dollmann, currently auxiliary bishop of Strasbourg, as coadjutor archbishop of the archdiocese of Cambrai, France.

H.E. Msgr. Vincent Dollmann

H.E. Msgr. Vincent Dollmann was born on 19 August 1964 in Mulhouse, in the archdiocese of Strasbourg. After his secondary studies, he entered the major seminary in Strasbourg, at the same time initiating his academic studies in theology. At the end of the first cycle of seminary training, he spent two years with the Spiritan Fathers, in the Islands of Mauritius. He obtained a “Diplôme d’Etudes approfondies” (DEA) in theology at the end of the five-year theological programme. In 1995-1996 he completed his training at the Institut de Formation des Educateurs du Clergé in Paris.

He was ordained a priest on 24 June 1990 for the archdiocese of Strasbourg.

He has held the following offices in the archdiocese of Strasbourg: chaplain of the “Youth Seminar” at Walbourg (1990-1996); spiritual director of the major seminary (1996-2009); preacher and confessor at the Cathedral; member of the diocesan office for Catholic teaching and the diocesan office for vocations; and in 2006, pastor of the “Sainte-Madeleine” parish in Strasbourg and vice-rector of the seminary. From 2009 to 2012, he was an official of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and spiritual director at the Pontifical French Seminary in Rome.

On 17 May 2012 he was elected to the titular see of Korcula and appointed as auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Strasbourg. He received epicopal consecration on the following 2 September. Within the French Episcopal Conference he is a member of the Doctrinal Commission.

 

Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Enugu, Nigeria

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Ernest Obodo, of the clergy of the same see, rector of the Saint Bernard Senior Seminary Hostel and lecturer at the Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu, assigning him the titular see of Mediana.

Rev. Ernest Obodo

The Rev. Ernest Obodo was born on 24 October 1966 in Awha-Imezi, in the diocese of Enugu. He entered the “Sacred Heart” minor seminary in Nsude, and carried out his studies in philosophy and theology at the Bigard Major Seminary in Enugu. He was ordained a priest on 22 July 2000 for the diocese of Enugu.

Since priestly ordination he has held the following positions: parish vicar of the “Queen of Holy Rosary” parish, Ugwuagor (2000-2001); pastor of the “Saint Charles” parish, Amechi Idodo (2001-2004); and formator at the Saint Bernard’s Hostel Seminary, Nchatancha, secretary of the diocesan clergy of Enugu, chaplain of the Saint Jude Society and member of the diocesan Commission for History (2004-2009). From 2010-2016 he carried out his studies for the licentiate and doctorate in theology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Since 2016 he has served as rector of the Saint Bernard Senior Seminary Hostel and lecturer at the Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu.