AFRICA/KENYA - Erection of the Diocese of Wote and appointment of first Bishop

Monday, 24 July 2023

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father erected the Diocese of Wote (Kenya) with dismembered territories of the Diocese of Machakos, making it a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi. The Holy Father appointed first Bishop of the Diocese of Wote, His Exc. Msgr. Paul Kariuki Njiru, currently Bishop of Embu. The new Diocese of Wote in Kenya [voten(sis)] is located in Makueni County. The Seat of the Diocese is the city of Wote. The Cathedral Church of the new Ecclesiastical District is the current St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church. (E.G.) (Agenzia Fides, 24/7/2023)