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New bishop for the Diocese of Alindao in Central African Republic

Pope Francis on 19th March accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Alindao in the Central African Republic presented by Bishop Peter Marzinkowski. The member of the Spiritan congregation resigned upon having reached the age limit set by the Code of Canon Law for holding that office. Meanwhile, the Holy Father has named the co-adjutor bishop of the same diocese, Cyr-Nestor Yapaupa to succeed him. A co-adjutor bishop has the right of succession when the bishop he is assisting resigns or when the diocese becomes vacant.
Bishop Cyr-Nestor Yapaupa was born on February 26, 1970, in Bangassou. He studied Philosophy and Theology at Saint Marc Major Seminary in Bangui. He was ordained a priest on 18 March, 2001.
The Diocese of Alindao, which is located some 500 kilometers east of Bangui was erected in 2004 from territory taken from the Diocese of Bangassou. In 2012 it had 63,000 Catholics out of a population of 171,600.


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