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us: Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent



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    • us: Pasinya, Laurent Monsengwo
    • us: Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya
    • us: Monsengwo Pasinya, L. (Laurent)
    • us: Monsengwo Pasinya
    • us: Monsengwo, Laurent
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    • found: L'église catholique au Zaïre, c1991: t.p. (Mgr. L. Monsingwo Pasinya) p. 4 of cover (Mgr. Monsengwo Pasinya, président de la Conférence épiscopale du Zaïre)
    • found: Mgr Monsengwo, 1995: p. 22 (Laurent Monsengwo, b. 1939)
    • found: LC data base, Sept. 30, 1997 (old catalog heading: Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Monsengwo, Laurent Pasinya; Roman Catholic bishop, theologian; born 07 October, 1939 in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo; studied philosophy in major seminary, Kabwe (1957-1960); received a diploma in theology, was ordained priest at the Urbaniana pontifical university in Rome (1963); was the first African to receive doctorate in biblical exegesis (1971); was fluent in fourteen languages; taught exegesis in Catholic faculties, Kinshasa; became assistant secretary-general, permanent representative to the government (1975-1976), secretary-general (1976-1980), president (1981) for the Episcopal conference, Zaire (1972-1975), auxiliary bishop of Inongo (February 1980), bishop (May 1980) in Kinshasa, auxiliary bishop of Kisangani (1981), president, Conférence Nationale Souveraine (CNS) (1990), metropolitan archbishop of Kinshasa (2007); wrote symphonies, was talented organist, struggled for peace and justice, became the permanent secretary of the last African synod, Vatican (4-25 October, 2009); was elevated to the dignity of Cardinal (20 November 2010))
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