Pope Benedict appoints new Bishop of Gaborone

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr Valentine Tsamma Seane as the new Bishop of Gaborone Catholic Diocese, following the retirement of Bishop Boniface Setlalekgosi.

A statement from the Apostolic Nunciature in Pretoria, South Africa

Fr Seane was born on November 2, 1966, in Lobatse and was educated in South Africa and Rome before ordination on March 19, 1994.  The priest served as youth chaplain from 1994 to 1996 in the Jericho  pastoral district of Pretoria and was an assistant in the Stigmatine House of Formation, Pretoria, while also teaching moral theology at St John Vianney Seminary, from 2001 to 2003.

Later he was rector of St Charles Lwanga Seminary in Gaborone from 2004 to 2007.
The Catholic Diocese of Gaborone covers the capital of Botswana in the Ecclesiastical Province of Pretoria. It has a total population of 750, 000, with 63, 000 Catholics. (Catholic Information Service for Africa) – Mmegionline

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