Maralal, 20 July, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Hieronymus Joya as Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Maralal in Kenya and Mons. Walter Erbì as Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone.
The appointment of the Kenyan-born member of the Institute of Consolata Missionaries (IMC) to shepherd the people of God in Maralal Diocese and that of Italian-born Clergy of Iglesias Diocese to represent him in Sierra Leone was published by the Holy See Press Office on Wednesday, July 20.
In the bulletin announcing the latest administrative changes, the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Bishop Virgilio Pante, , the 76-year-old member of IMC who has been at the helm of Maralal Diocese since his Episcopal Ordination in October 2001.
Until his appointment, Mons. Joya has been serving as lecturer and formator at the Consolata Institute of Philosophy in Nairobi, Kenya.
The immediate former Regional Superior of IMC members in Kenya and Uganda was ordained a Priest in September 1998 after completing his Priestly studies at the Consolata Institute of Philosophy and Tangaza University College.