Pope Francis Appoints a New Vicar Apostolic for Awasa in Ethiopia – Vatican Radio

Pope Francis on Wednesday (29th June) appointed Salesian Fr. Roberto Bergamaschi, as Vicar Apostolic of the Apostolic Vicariate of Awasa in Ethiopia and at the same time assigned him the titular see of Ambia.

Fr. Bergamaschi was born at San Donato Milanese in the Province of Milan, Italy on 17 December 1954. He made the first religious profession in the Salesians of Don Bosco Congregation on 8 September 1975 and the final profession in 1981.

After his studies in philosophy and theology, he was ordained a priest  on the 2 October 1982 in Brescia Italy, by Bishop Armido Gasparini, the first Vicar Apostolic of Awasa.

Fr. Roberto Bergamaschi started his work as a Salesian missionary in Dilla, Ethiopia after his ordination in 1982 and has served in various capacities in several dioceses or eparchies in Ethiopia.

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