Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta, of the clergy of Khartoum, until now parish priest of the Cathedral of Saint Matthew of the archdiocese of Khartoum, as bishop of the diocese of Torit, South Sudan.
Msgr. Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta was born on 19 December 1973 in Kapoeta, in the diocese of Torit. He attended the Saint Augustine Minor Seminary in Khartoum (1994-1995), and then the Saint Paul Major Seminary in Khartoum (1996-2003).
On 24 October 2004 he was ordained a priest for the archdiocese of Khartoum.
After ordination, he served as parish vicar of the Holy Spirit parish in Omdurman, Khartoum (2004-2007) and director of the Institute of Catechists for the Third Millennium, Khartoum (2007-2010). He then obtained a bachelor’s degree in Science of Education – Religious Education (2010-2012) and a licentiate in Education – Youth Pastoral Care and Catechetics from the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome (2012-2014). He went on to hold the roles of deputy parish priest of the Saint Peter and Paul parish in Khartoum (2014-2017), and since 2017, parish priest of the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, archdiocese of Khartoum. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 8/11/2022)