12 Nov
  • By Caritas Nairobi

Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich Appointed Bishop of Eldoret Diocese

Pope Francis appointed Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich Bishop of Eldoret Diocese. Rt. Rev. Kimengich is currently the Bishop of Lodwar. The Diocese of Eldoret fell vacant on 30th, October 2017, following the passing on of Rt. Rev. Cornelius Korir. Consequently, the Holy Father appointed the Bishop of Kitale, Rt. Rev. Maurice Crowley, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese. The news of the appointment of Bishop Kimengich was officially made public in Rome and the letter of his appointment was sent to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, His Excellency Archbishop Bert Van Megen.

Born on 23rd, April 1961, Bishop Kimengich was ordained as a priest of Nakuru Diocese on 14th, September 1986. He was appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of Lodwar and Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa on 20th, March, 2010. Bishop Kimengich was ordained Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa on 22nd, May, 2010, and appointed Bishop of Lodwar on 5th, March, 2011 At the age of 38, Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki was ordained as Bishop in 1969 and served in that capacity in the Dioceses of Machakos and Nakuru; before being appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi in 1996 as an assistant to the then Archbishop of Nairobi, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga. Records show that no Catholic Bishop has celebrated their Episcopal Golden Jubilee in Kenya. This is a first, a record for the Church in the country. Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki being the first, let us pray for him, that God may continue to guide and protect him as he remains a role model to priests and Kenyans at large.

Source National Communications Network News Team

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