Originally published on http://press.vatican.va

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa, the Rev. Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I., currently vicar general of the Archdiocese of Durban, assigning him the titular see of Gunugo.

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The Rev. Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I., was born in 1953 in Durban. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in counselling psychology from the University of South Africa and a licentiate in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. In 1984 he entered the Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He gave his perpetual vows on 15 February 1988, and was ordained a priest in 1991.

Since ordination, he has held a number of pastoral roles, including parish vicar, parish priest, formator at the Cebula House of Formation, and lecturer at and subsequently president of the Saint Joseph’s Theological Institute.

Note from omiworld – Currently, Fr. Sylvester is also the president-elect of the Oblate School of Theology (OST) in San Antonio, Texas.