Archbishop Titre Ande Georges installed as Primate of L’Eglise Anglicane du Congo
Written by George Njuguna on January 25, 2022
Archbishop Titre Ande Georges, known as Archbishop Ande, has been installed as the new Primate of L’Eglise Anglicane du Congo (The Anglican Church of the Congo). He was installed on Sunday 23 January after being elected by the General Synod in July 2021. He succeeds Archbishop Zacharie Masimango Katanda.
The installation service took place in a hall at the Botanic Gardens in Kinshasa with many hundreds of representatives from all over DRC, from the government and from other churches.
Born in 1961 in Ituri Province in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Mon. Titre is a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at the University of Birmingham, England where he defended his Thesis: Leadership and authority: Bula Matari and Life-Community Ecclesiology in Congo, Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2010, 186 pages (now book) in 2003. He distanced in Bachelor-(ISTB) and Graduate (ISTP) respectively Protestant Higher Theological Institute of Goma now ULPGL in 1999 & Practical Theology at the Higher Theological Institute Bunia, the present Shalom University in 1994. More Anglican Communion Studies course 2000
In 1989 he was commissioned catechist to Boga then Ordained Diacon to Boga: April 12, 1992, as follows Ordained Priest to Boga: November 05, 1995, he is Holy Bishop of the Diocese of Aru: November 13, 2005, where he is the first diocesan bishop.
He is respectively a teacher at Otse secondary school in 1985, he is then appointed Secretary of the Bishop of Boga, from 1990 to 1992: Chaplain at the Medical Technical Institute of Boga, 1989 to 1992: Diocesan Secretary (Deputy) of the Diocese of Boga, 1994 to 1995: Teacher and Alumni at the Anglican Higher Theological Institute (ISThA) Bunia, 1995 to 1996: Academic Secretary-General of the Anglican Greater Theological Institute (ISThA) Bunia from 1996 to 2014 he is the Director-General of IThA Bunia respectively and ISTM/Aru with intervals. 2012-2015: Visiting teacher at the Pan-African Higher Institute of Community Health (Communication, Marriage, Pastoral Dialogue and Andragogy) 1993-2016: Visiting teacher at SHALOM University Bunia (USB), 2003-present: Full-time teacher at Anglican University Bunia (UAC) from 2013 – to date: Teacher at Salama University of Aru and Dean of Faculty of Theology 2010 – to date: National Coordinator of Anglican Theological Institutes in Congo, 2005 – to present: Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Aru (15th year) from the bishop
Archbishop Ande will remain Bishop of Aru and will combine diocesan and provincial duties. He laid out three priorities for his ministry: mission and evangelism; leadership; and social and economic development.