Father Basile Sede comes to St. Benedict the Moor as its new officiating priest

Father Basile Sede comes to St. Benedict the Moor as its new officiating priest
July 30
00:00 2015

In above photo: Father Basile Sede is shown at his farewell party at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Charlotte. (Photo from

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The congregation of St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 1625 E. 12th St., welcomes Father Basile Sede as its new officiating priest.

Father Sede comes to St. Benedict from St. Vincent de Paul Church in Charlotte.

He is from the Diocese of Buea, located in the Southwest region of Cameroon, in central Africa.

Father Sede was ordained in April of 1998, and has been a Priest for 17 years. According to Father Sede, African culture and its intrinsic values are very similar to the Christian principles of loving and serving one’s neighbor.

And, as the African continent becomes increasingly Christianized, he said, “This ties with us, too, because we believe that life should be about helping one another.”

To welcome Father Sede to the community, St Benedict will host His Excellency the Right Rev. Immanuel Banlanjo Bushu of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buea and Chancellor of the Catholic University of Buea.

He was ordained a priest in 1973 and appointed Bishop of Yagoua, Cameroon in 1992.

He became Bishop of Buea in 2007.

Bishop Bushu will be the principal speaker at a public forum, which will be held in the church fellowship hall of St. Benedict from 9 a.m. to noon, on Aug. 8.

The Bishop will share with us information about the entrepreneurial model of education being implemented at the University Institute of the Diocese of Buea and other humanitarian projects in which he has been involved, to make life better for the people of Cameroon.

“We are pleased to share this opportunity with the residents, local government officials and our educational community,” the church said in a statement. “We believe this is a valuable opportunity for our community to hear first-hand about projects in Africa and to be enlightened about how we can contribute to their society. There is much need for help with projects to empower and strengthen the Cameroon culture.”

Lunch will be provided for a suggested donation of $10. All are invited.

Organizations are invited to present the Bishop with a souvenir that will remind him of his visit to Winston-Salem.

For further information and to RSVP, call St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church at 336-725-9200.

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