His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Rev. Fr. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, CMM, till now the Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Marrianhill, as the Bishop of the Diocese of Kokstad.
His Excellency, Monsignor Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, C.M.M, was born on February 13, 1973 in Exobho, in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, Archdiocese of Durban. He entered the Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries in 1992, making perpetual vows on February 2, 1997. He studied Philosophy (1994-96) and Theology (1996-99) at St. Joseph’s Theological Institute of Cedara in South Africa.
Ordained a priest on 4 March 2000, he subsequently held the following positions: Parish Vicar of St. Michael’s Mission, Chaplain of Mangosuthu University of Technology and of St. Francis College of Mariannhill and Vice-Director of Novices (2001-2002); Licentiate in Canon Law from Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada (2002-2004); Chaplain of Mangosuthu University of Technology and Vice-Director of Novices (2005-2007); Superior and formator at the Nivard House Formation House in Nairobi, Kenya (2007-2010); Provincial Superior of the Mariannhill Missionaries in East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (2010); Councilor and Secretary General (2010-2012), Vicar General and Procurator of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill (2012-2016). From October 2016 up to now he has been Superior General of the same Congregation.
Congratulations to the Diocese of Kokstad.