Election of Regional Councilor for Africa-Madagascar
On Tuesday, 4 October 2022, the 37th General Chapter of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate elected Fr. Erastus Kapena Mbili Shimbome, O.M.I. as the General Councilor for the Africa-Madagascar Region for a term of six years.
The election took place at the Centro Ad Gentes in Nemi, Italy.
Fr. Erastus Kapena Mbili Shimbome, O.M.I., was born on 08 September 1971 in Omusati, Namibia. He professed his First Vows as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate on 5 February 1994, and was ordained a priest on 4 December 1999. Following Priestly Ordination, he served as Vicar at Christ the King Parish in Okatana, Namibia (1999-2002). From 2002-2018, he was Pastor of four different parishes. Since 2019, Fr. Shimbome has served as Provincial of Namibia Province.