Fernand Mertens, R.I.P.

Father Emmanuel Ngona, Provincial of Central Africa
and Father Luc Putzeys, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Belgium,
inform you of the return to the Lord of Father

Fernand Mertens

on Saturday 5th Mai 2018 at St. Francis’ Hospital in Kampala (Uganda)
at the age of 76 years, of which 50 years of missionary life
mainly in D.R. Congo.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.


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Milestones of Father Fernand Mertens’s life

Fernand was born on the 3rd April 1942 in Aarschot, in the Diocese of Malines-Brussels, in Belgium. He entered the Spiritual Year in Varsenare on the 1st September 1963, then continued his theological studies in Eastview, Canada, where he took his Missionary Oath on the 16th June 1967. He was ordained to the priesthood on the 29th June 1968 in Heverlee (Belgium).

27/09/1968 Vicaire Drodro,D.Bunia Zaïre Ituri
05/03/1969 Vicaire Jiba Zaïre Ituri
01/10/1972 Vicaire Pimbo Zaïre Ituri
01/05/1974 Prof.Petit Sémin. Fataki Zaïre Ituri
01/09/1982 Etudes à Lumen Vitae Bruxelles,Linthout Belgique
04/03/1985 Vicaire Drodro,D.Bunia Zaïre Ituri
27/09/1989 Session-Retraite Jérusalem Israël / Palestine
01/09/1992 Stage langue swahili Bukavu Zaïre Ituri
01/01/1993 Vicaire Kalemie,Christ-Roi Zaïre Ituri
01/07/1993 Vicaire Mongbwalu,D.Bunia Zaïre Ituri
01/09/1996 Vicaire Badiya,D.Bunia Zaïre Ituri
13/12/1996 Evacué par Kampala-> Belgique
01/03/1997 Travaille à Dictionnaire Belgique
01/07/1997 Nommé (P.E. 97/7) Congo S.E.
25/08/1997 Formation,1re Etape Ruzizi Congo S.E.
07/05/2001 Nommé Itu (P.E.01/6) ISR Bunia Congo/Ituri
01/12/2002 Professeur ISR Bunia Congo/Ituri
17/05/2003 Evacué Belgique*
01/06/2003 Temps Sabbatique Lumko South Africa
01/04/2005 Ministère Burhiba Congo
01/10/2006 Professeur Bunia,I.S.R. Congo
08/09/2011 Session 60+ Roma Italia
2012 Ministère Mahagi Congo
05/05/2018 Retour au Père Kampala Ouganda

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