Nebbi, 04 August, 2021 / 7:55 pm (ACI Africa).
The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been postponed owing to COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14.
Initially planned for June 26, the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop for the Diocese of Nebbi in Uganda was postponed by the leadership of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) who cited the “situation of COVID-19 pandemic” in the East African country in a June 24 statement that was posted on Facebook.
In a statement dated Sunday, August 1, the Chancellor of Nebbi Diocese announces the new date when the Ugandan-born member of the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) is to be ordained a Bishop.
“The Apostolic Nunciature in Uganda through the office of the Diocesan Administrator Nebbi Catholic Diocese, has the pleasure to inform that His Lordship Raphael p'Mony Wokorach, MCCI, Bishop-Elect of Nebbi Catholic Diocese, will receive the Episcopal consecration on Saturday 14 August 2021 in Nebbi,” Fr. Isalah Milton Bicanduwun states in his message obtained by ACI Africa.
Fr. Bicanduwun implores, “May the Lord give abundant blessings upon the new Bishop and the entire Nebbi Catholic Diocese, while we continue to pray for the end of the pandemic.”