Bishop Augustinus Tumaole Bane O.M.I

bishop BaneBishop Augustinus Tumaole Bane O.M.I was born on the 14th August 1947 at Motsitseng Mokhotlong. He was admitted to the novitiate of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1971. He was ordained priest on the 23rd January 1977. Following his ordination, he served the Catholic Church in various assignments; parish assistant at ‘Mamohau and Laghetto Missions, parish priest in various missions, provincial vicar, Superior at Mater Jesu Scholasticate and O.M.I provincial superior. In 1993-1994 he went on sabbatical at Gonzaga University in the United States of America. He was appointed Bishop of Leribe on the 30th June 2009 and was consecrated bishop on the 19th September 2009. He succeeds the late Bishop Paul Khoarai. He is the Vice President of the Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference and is the Bishop Chairman of the Commission for Christian Education and Seminaries within the Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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