SAD NEWS: Bishop Emeritus of Soroti Diocese has passed on

SAD NEWS: Bishop Emeritus of Soroti Diocese has passed on

Uganda Episcopal Conference message reads on their Facebook page: On this Feast Of The Immaculate Conception Of Blessed Virgin Mary, we have just received the sad news of the death of Rt. Rev. Erasmus Desderius Wandera, Bishop Emeritus of Soroti. He passed on this morning at 6:00 a.m. at his residence in Mbale. Further details regarding his funeral will be communicated later. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

About the Late Bishop

Rt. Rev.Erasmus Desiderius Wandera, Bishop Emeritus.

The retired 1st Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Erasmus D. Wandera, was born at Osia in Tororo (Archdiocese of Tororo) on 16th April 1930.

He was ordained priest on 27th December 1956.

He was appointed first Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese on 29th November 1980, and consecrated Bishop on 29th March 1981.

He retired and was succeeded by Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Obbo, A.J. on 6th October 2007. Bishop Emeritus Wandera has died today morning in Mbale Town.