New Bishop of Sumbe Diocese, Angola

Father Firmino David was born in Sasalakata, Caconda Municipality, Huíla Province, on April 13, 1962. He was ordained a priest on April 21, 1991, in the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, Lage, Archdiocese of Huambo, by Dom Francisco Viti, then Archbishop of Huambo who passed on a few weeks ago may his soul continue to rest in peace.

From 1991 to 1993 he was an Assistant Priest of Santo Antonio and São Nuno Parish, Huambo. From 1994 to 1995 he was the Parish Priest of the same Parish. Father Firmino has a Doctorate in Canon Law, he studied at Urbaniana Pontifical University, Rome (from 1995 to 2000). At the moment he was the Dean of studies at the Theological Major Seminary of Christ the King. He has been in the seminary since April 2013. On the 4th of April 2023 Pope Francis appointed him the Bishop elect of Sumbe Diocese. As IMBISA Region we say congratulations to CEAST and to the Bishop Elect Fr Firmino David and we wish him God’s blessings in his new mission.