ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW BISHOP OF KOTIDO

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW BISHOP OF KOTIDO

The Apostolic Nunciature in Uganda has the pleasure to announce that on 25th October 2022 the Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Kotido the Rev. Fr. Dominic Eibu, M.C.C.J., and has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the same Diocese presented by the Rt. Rev. Giuseppe Filippi, M.C.C.J., upon reaching the canonical age limit.

Bishop Filippi has been nominated Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Kotido until the day of the canonical possession of the new Bishop.

The Apostolic Nunciature desires to congratulate the new Bishop Rt. Rev. Dominic Eibu, M.C.C.J. and to invoke abundant blessings upon his pastoral ministry. Many thanks to Rt. Rev. Giuseppe Filippi, M.C.C.J. for his generous service as Bishop of Kotido from 2009.

+ Luigi Bianco
Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda

Biography of Rev. Fr. Dominic EIBU, M.C.C.J

Rev. Fr. Dominic EIBU, M.C.C.J

Born on 30 April 1970 in Lwala, Soroti Catholic Diocese, Uganda.

Studies:

Uganda Certificate of Education (Moroto High School 1990)

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (Apostles of Jesus Seminary, Moroto, 1993)

Diploma in Philosophical and Religious Studies (Queen of Apostles Philosophical Centre, Jinja, 1996)

Baccalaureate in Philosophy, Pontifical Urban University, 1996

Baccalaureate in Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, 2002

Licentiate in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Pontifical Institute of Arabic Studies and Islamology, 2005, with the Thesis on Religious Freedom in Islam

Religious Profession and Ordination:

Temporal Vows Profession, Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, in Namugongo, 16th May 1998,

Perpetual Profession, Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, Rome, 12th January 2002

Diaconal Ordination, Rome, 9th March 2002

Priesthood Ordination, Lwala, Soroti, 15th August 2002 by the Bishop of Soroti Erasmus Desiderius Wandera

Ministries and Offices held:

Director of Comboni Primary School, Khartoum, 2005-2016

Vice provincial superior, Comboni Province of Khartoum, 2008-2013

Member of the College of Consultors, Khartoum Archdiocese, 2013-2016

Member and Secretary of the Council of Priests, Khartoum Archdiocese, 2013 – 2016

Secretary of Education Office, Khartoum Archdiocese, 2013 2016

Director of Sacred Heart Church School, Sakakini, Cairo, 2017-2018

Member of the Education Committee of the UNHCR (Education Working Group), 2017-2020

Member of the Committee of Organisations collaborating with the UNHCR (Inter Agency Working Group), 2017 until the present date

Member of the College of Consultors of the Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria, Egypt, 2020 until the present date

Vice provincial Superior, Comboni Province of Egypt-Sudan, 2020 – until the present date

Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church Sakakini, Cairo, November 2020 until the present date

Languages: English, Italian, Arabic, French; local languages: Kumam, Ateso, Lango, Acholi, Ngakarimojong, Luganda, Kiswahili.