Holy Father Francis appoints Fr. Felicien Ntambue, CICM Bishop of Kabinda in the Congo

Appointment of the Bishop of Kabinda (Democratic Republic of the Congo)


The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Fr. Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, CICM, so far General Councilor of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, CICM ( Scheut Missionaries ) as Bishop of the Diocese of Kabinda (Democratic Republic of Congo ).

Rev.do P. Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, CICM

Rev. P. Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, CICM, was born on September 8, 1970, in Kabinda, in the Province of Lomami. In 1988 he obtained the state diploma in biology and chemistry. He entered the Novitiate by the Scheut Fathers in Mbudi (1989-1990). He completed his philosophy studies in the Saint Pierre Canisius seminary in Kinshasa (1990-1993). He carried out a period of missionary and pastoral internship in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mongolia (1993-1996). He made the profession of perpetual vows in 1996. He studied theology in the Philippines and Cameroon (1996-2001).

He has ordained a priest on August 12, 2001, in Kabinda.

After priestly ordination he held the following positions: Vicar and then parish priest of Saint Eugène di Menkao, Kinshasa (2001-2003); Provincial Secretary and Rector of Scheutist Missionaries in Kinshasa (2003-2006); Director of the Pedagogical Research Center in Kinshasa, Secretary of the Provincial Commission for Finance of the Scheutist Fathers (2003-2007); Baccalaureate in Civil Law at the Notre Dame de la Paix University, in Namur (2007-2009); Master in Civil Law at the Catholic University of Louvain-la- Neuve and Master in Human Rights at the Saint Louis Faculty of LawBrussels (2009-2011); Provincial Councilor CICM in Kinshasa (2013-2016); African Delegate for the preparations of the General Chapter and Delegate of Kinshasa to the same Chapter (2016-2017); since 2017 General Councilor of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, CICM


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kabinda (LatinKabindaën(sis)) is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Its cathedral episcopal see is located in the city of Kabinda.

Area 58,625 km2 (22,635 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
200,000 (28.6%)