Lodwar, 04 April, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) who has been appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya has said he looks forward to exercising servant leadership “as Christ offered Himself”.
The appointment of Mons. John Mbinda as the fourth Bishop of the Kenyan Diocese was published by the Holy See Press Office Monday, April 4.
In an interview with ACI Africa shortly after his appointment was made public, the Kenyan-born Priest who is the immediate former Provincial Superior of the Spiritans in Kenya and South Sudan said, “The message I can give now is a message of goodwill, a message of looking forward to being a servant, not to be served but to offer myself just as Christ offered Himself for the sake of all the people of Lodwar Diocese.”
As Bishop-elect for Lodwar Diocese, Mons. Mbinda is expected to succeed Bishop Dominic Kimengich who was transferred to the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret in November 2019. The latter, 60, is the Apostolic Administrator of the vacant Diocese.
Born in May 1973 in Kenya’s Machakos Diocese, Mons. Mbinda who started his Priestly formation at the Spiritan Missionary Seminary in Arusha, Tanzania in August 1993 was ordained a Holy Ghost Priest in May 2002, after completing his studies in Theology at Tangaza University College (TUC) in Nairobi, Kenya.