Missionary Oblate Among 17 New Cardinals Named by Pope Francis


Cardinal-elect Sebastian Koto Khoarai, OMI

Among the 17 new cardinals named by Pope Francis was 88-year old Bishop Emeritus Sebastian Koto Khoarai, of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The cardinal-elect was the first Ordinary of the diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, created on the 10th of November 1977 from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maseru, Lesotho.

There are over 400, 000 Catholics in the 21 parishes of the diocese served by 18 priests, 87 sisters and 7 religious brothers.