Nairobi, 03 November, 2021 / 9:35 pm (ACI Africa).
The installation of Archbishop Philip Anyolo as the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has been scheduled to take place Saturday, November 20.
The event is expected to be held at St. Mary’s Msongari grounds, the venue that played host to Pope Francis in November 2015 during his meeting with women and men Religious and Clergy.
The Holy Father appointed Archbishop Anyolo as the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Archdiocese on October 28. The Archdiocese that is headquartered in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has been vacant since January when John Cardinal Njue retired at the age of 77.
Once installed, the 65-year-old Archbishop who has been at the helm of Kenya’s Kisumu Archdiocese since January 2019 is expected to serve as the fifth Local Ordinary of the 3,271 square kilometer Archdiocese with an estimated population of 3,829,700 Catholics, according to 2020 statistics.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis has appointed an Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Benguela in the Southern African nation of Angola.