AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - Appointment of the Bishop of Malakal

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed the rev. Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok, of the clergy of Malakal, currently Vicar General of the same diocese as the Bishop of the diocese of Malakal (South Sudan).
The rev. Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok was born on 1 January 1973 in the village of Andong (diocese of Malakal). He attended primary schools in Adong and Thawrat Malakal (1982-1989), and later the St. Lwanga Institute (1990-1997). He studied Philosophy at St. Paul National Major Seminary in Khartoum, from 1997 to 2000, and then Theology, from 2000 to 2005. On 15 May 2005 he was ordained a priest for the diocese of Malakal. Since his ordination he has held the following roles and carried out the following studies: 2005-2008: Parish Vicar of the Christ the King Cathedral, Malakal; 2008-2009: Interim parish priest of the Christ the King Cathedral, Director of the Diocesan Center for Pastoral Care; 2009-2013: Priest of the Cathedral, Diocesan Coordinator for pastoral courses, Youth Chaplain, Member of the College of Diocesan Consultors, Member of the diocesan investment group; 2013-2016: Studies in Rome at the Pontifical Urbaniana University for a Licentiate in Moral Theology; 2016-2018: Studies in Rome at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas for a Doctorate in Moral Theology; since 2019 Vicar General of the Diocese of Malakal. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 23/5/2019)