1st bishop from Niger consecrated
CWN - June 11, 2013
For the first time in its history, the largely Muslim west African nation of Niger has a native-born bishop.
Auxiliary Bishop Djalwana Laurent Lompo of Niamey, the nation’s capital, was ordained to the episcopate on June 9. The nation’s other bishops hail from France and Burkina Faso.
The nation of 19 million has only 25,000 Catholics, according to the Fides new agency; 60 priests minister in 21 parishes.
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