Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Nebbi, Uganda, the Reverend Fr. Raphael P’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J., until now Pontifical Commissioner of the Congregation Apostles of Jesus.
Msgr. Raphael P’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J., was born on 21 January 1961 in Ojigo, in the diocese of Arua. After his studies at the Saint Charles Lwanga College of Koboko he attended the minor seminary of Arua for five years (1975-1979), and subsequently entered the Institute of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, giving his religious vows on 12 October 1992. He carried out his studies in philosophy at the Uganda Martyrs National Major Seminary Alokolum (1988-1989), and in theology at Tangaza University College of Nairobi (1989-1993). He holds a master’s degree in philosophy.
He was ordained a priest on 25 September1993, and has held the following offices: parish ministry in Uganda (1993-1994); missionary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bursar of the Comboni Community in Kisangani and formator of the postulate of the Institute (1994-2001); missionary in Togo and formator of Comboni postulants (2001-2003); missionary in Chicago, in the United States, and formator in the Comboni International Theologate (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. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 31/3/2021)