Pope Francis Appoints Fr Eciru as Bishop of Soroti

Pope Francis has appointed (Rev) Joseph Oliach Eciru from St Mary’s National Seminary as the new Bishop for Soroti

A letter signed by Fr. Alfred Rayan D Souza, the Apostolic Nuncio in Uganda, says Rev Eciro has been designated as Bishop for the eastern diocese.

“Let us join in fervent prayer for Bishop elect Eciru that he will be guided and strengthened with wisdom and courage of holy spirit to discharge with fidelity his new mission “reads part of the letter

According to the appointment, Most Rev Emmanuel Obbo Archbishop of Tororo who since 2014 has been the apostolic administrator of Soroti will remain in that position until the canonical possession by the new Bishop

Rev Oliach who was born on 11th August 1970, undertook Philosophical studies at St Thomas Acquinos Major Seminary at Katigondo seminary Masaka, having completed theological studies at St Paul’s national Major seminary at Kinyamasika Fort Portal. He was ordained priest of the Diocese on 9th August 2003

The new Bishop elect has served as a teacher at St Peters seminary and Assistant at St Patrick Parish Soroti (2003 – 2005)

He has been serving at St Marys Major Seminary from 20012 to present


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