Torit, 08 November, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Matthew’s Cathedral Parish of Khartoum Archdiocese in Sudan, Bishop for Torit Diocese in South Sudan.
The appointment of Mons. Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta was published by the Holy See Press Office on Tuesday, November 8.
Torit Diocese has been vacant since December 2019 when Archbishop Stephen Ameyu was transferred to Juba Archdiocese. Archbishop Ameyu was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Episcopal See.
The 58-year-old Archbishop will still serve as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese until the new Bishop is ordained and installed, the Charge d’Affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature announced in a statement made public November 8.
“Following Canon Law, you will remain the Apostolic Administrator until the Bishop-elect will take possession of the Episcopal See of that Diocese. Consequently, your name will continue to be mentioned in the Eucharistic prayer until that very date,” Mons. Jonut Paul Strejac says in the statement addressed to Archbishop Ameyu.