AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Appointment of the Bishop of Torit

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Today the Holy Father appointed Rev. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, of the clergy of Torit, Bishop of the diocese of Torit (South Sudan), currently Lecturer and Dean of the St. Paul National Major Seminary in Juba
The new Bishop was born in Ido (diocese of Torit), on January 10, 1964. He entered the Minor Seminary of Torit (1978-1981) and later in that of Wau (1981-1983). Then he attended the St. Paul National Major Seminary: the Philosophical one in Bussere (Wau), from 1984 to 1987, and the Theological one in Munuki (Juba), from 1988 to 1991. He received priestly ordination on April 21, 1991 for the diocese of Torit.
Since his ordination, he has served the following roles and academic studies: 1991-1992: Parish Vicar of the Cathedral of Khartoum St. Matthew and in charge of three pastoral areas: St. John the Evangelist in Shendi; St. Charles Lwanga in Jebel Aulia; and St. Bakhita Center in Kamlin; 1992: parish vicar of the Blessed Assunta Parish in Atbara (Khartoum); 1993: Parish priest of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Shendi (Khartoum); 1993-1997: Studies in Rome at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, for a Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology, residing at the Pontifical College of Saint Peter; since 1997: Lecturer and Dean of the St. Paul National Major Seminary in Juba; 1998-2000: professor at the Comboni College for Adults and Teachers - Evening; 1999-2008: Lecturer and consultant of the local Sudanese organization for non-violence and democracy (SONAD); 2005-2010: Founder, consultant and councilor of the local humanitarian NGO Horiok Community Association and Development (HODA); 2013-2016: Consultant and Chaplain of Women's Group; Consultant and Chaplain of Women Advancement Organization at Guddele (WAO) in Juba; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance of the Catholic University of South Sudan; Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Research and Community Outreach Catholic University of South Sudan (LARCO). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/1/2019)