VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has appointed Uganda-born Msgr. Joseph Kizito as Bishop of the Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa.
The announcement was made by the Vatican on Friday, November 15.
He will consecrated three months from the date of the announcement.
Msgr Kizito, who is the current Vicar General and Parish Priest of Aliwal North Cathedral Parish, was born on 2 July 1967 in Kampala (Uganda).
He studied Philosophy at the St. Augustine’s Major Seminary, Rome (Lesotho), and Theology in St. John Vianney, Pretoria (South Africa).
He was ordained a priest on 27 September 1997, incardinated in the Diocese of Aliwal. He held the following offices: 1997-1998: Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish; 1998-2003: parish priest of St. Augustine’s Parish in Dordrecht; 2003-2013: parish priest of Sterkspruit Catholic Church; since 2008: Vicar General of the Diocese of Aliwal; since 2013: parish priest of Aliwal Cathedral.