New Apostolic Vicar appointed

5/1/2016 12:00 AM

The USA Province of Servite Friars is grateful to receive news of the appointment of Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., as Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma in the Republic of South Africa. We offer Bishop-elect Jwara our sincere and heartfelt congratulations. We pray that his leadership will deepen the discipleship and Catholic faith of this vibrant church.

The Order of Friar Servants of Mary takes genuine pride in the 68 year legacy of service that we have offered to this growing Church in the name of Jesus Christ. The work and ministry of our brothers, who preceded our new bishop in the leadership of the church of kwaZulu–Natal, is a great investment in this community of faith.

We are grateful for the fraternal and collaborative relationship we have enjoyed with Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de Leon, I.M.C., since his appointment in 2008. We wish him well in his continued ministry to the church of Swaziland and we look forward to a fruitful and loyal partnership with his successor!