28 July 2020

Missionhurst-CICM congratulates our confrere, Bishop-elect Felicien Ntambue Kasembe, CICM for having been appointed by the Holy Father Pope Francis as Bishop of the Diocese of Kabinda, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Reverend Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M., is currently General Councilor of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, C.I.C.M. 

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The Reverend Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M., was born on 8 September 1970, in Kabinda, in the province of Lomami. In 1988, he obtained a state diploma in biology and chemistry. He entered the Novitiate of the CICM Fathers in Mbudi, DRC (1989-1990). He carried out his studies in philosophy in the Saint Pierre Canisius Seminary of Kinshasa (1990-1993). He served a missionary-intern in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mongolia (1993-1996), and professed his religious vows in 1996. He studied theology in the Philippines and in Cameroon (1996-2001). He was ordained a priest on 12 August 2001 in Kabinda.

Since priestly ordination, he has held the following offices: Parochial Vicar and then parish priest in Saint Eugène of Menkao, Kinshasa (2001-2003); Provincial Secretary and Rector of the CICM Missionaries in Kinshasa (2003-2006); Director of the Center for Educational Research in Kinshasa, Secretary of the Provincial Commission for Finance of the CICM Fathers (2003-2007). He has a bachelor’s degree in civil law from the Notre Dame de la Paix University in Namur (2007-2009); a Master’s degree in Civil Law from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and in Human Rights in the Faculty of Law of the Université Saint-Louis in Brussels (2009-2011); C.I.C.M. Provincial Councilor in Kinshasa  (2013-2016). He was an African delegate for the preparations for the General Chapter and Kinshasa delegate of the same Chapter (2016-2017); and since 2017, General Councilor of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, C.I.C.M.

The Missionhurst-CICM 2019 Provincial Assembly, which was held in Texas, welcomed Reverend Felicien Ntambue Kasembe, CICM, as the delegate of the CICM General Government. 

Missionhurst-CICM wishes him a fruitful ministry as Bishop of the Diocese of Kabinda, DRC.