AFRICA/UGANDA - Resignation and appointment of Metropolitan Archbishop of Gulu

Friday, 22 March 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gulu (Uganda) presented by His Exc. Msgr. John Baptist Odama. The Holy Father has appointed His Exc. Msgr. Raphael p'Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J., currently Bishop of the Diocese of Nebbi, as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Gulu (Uganda). His Exc. Msgr. Raphael p'Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J., was born on January 21, 1961 in Ojigo, in the Diocese of Arua. After attending St. Charles Lwanga College in Koboko and the Minor Seminary of Arua, he entered the Institute of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus and made his Perpetual Vows on October 12,1992. He studied philosophy at the Uganda Martyrs National Major Seminary of Alokolum and those of Theology at Tangaza University College in Nairobi and obtained a Degree in Philosophy. He was ordained a priest on September 25, 1993. He has held the following positions: parish ministry in Uganda (1993-1994); Missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bursar of the Comboni community in Kisangani and formator in the postulancy of the Institute (1994-2001); Missionary in Togo and formator of Comboni postulants (2001-2003); Missionary in Chicago, United States, and formator at the Comboni International Theologian (2003-2007); Missionary in Nairobi, Kenya, Formator and Lecturer at Tangaza University College (2007-2015); Member of the Provincial Council of Kenya and Vice Provincial (2011-2013); Apostolic Visitor of the Apostles of Jesus Congregation (2015-2018) and since 2018 Pontifical Commissioner of the same Congregation based in Nairobi, Kenya. He was appointed Bishop of Nebbi on March 31, 2021 and was consecrated on the following August 14. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 22/3/2024)