Yei, 11 February, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan and appointed his successor.
In the latest administrative changes published Friday, February 11 by the Holy See Press Office, the Holy Father appointed Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo who has been serving as Formator, Teacher and Treasurer at St. Paul National Major Seminary in Juba as the successor of Bishop Lodu Tombe.
Mons. Lodiong is expected to succeed 78-year-old Bishop Lodu Tombe who has been at the helm of the South Sudanese Diocese since November 1986.
While announcing the appointment of the Bishop-elect at Christ the King Cathedral of Yei Diocese on Friday, February 11, the South Sudanese Bishop said he will continue overseeing the affairs of the Diocese until Mons. Lodiong, his successor, is ordained a Bishop.
Making reference to Canon law, Bishop Lodu Tombe said, “It will take three months for the new Bishop to be ordained.”