Pope Francis names new Bishop of Eldoret


Pope Francis names new Bishop of Eldoret
Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The Diocese of Eldoret fell vacant on October 30, 2017, after Rt. Rev. Cornelius Korir succumbed to diabetes and high blood pressure complications.
  • Consequently, the Holy Father appointed the Bishop of Kitale, Rt. Rev. Maurice Crowley, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese.

Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich has been appointed as the Bishop of Eldoret Diocese by Pope Francis.

The Diocese of Eldoret fell vacant on October 30, 2017, after Rt. Rev. Cornelius Korir succumbed to diabetes and high blood pressure complications.

Consequently, the Holy Father appointed the Bishop of Kitale, Rt. Rev. Maurice Crowley, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese.

The appointment of Bishop Kimengich was officially made public in Rome on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at noon.

The letter of his appointment was sent to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, His Excellency Archbishop Bert van Megen.

The 58 year old was ordained as a priest of Nakuru Diocese on September 14, 1986.

He was then appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of Lodwar and Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa on March 20, 2010 before later being appointed Bishop of Lodwar on March 5, 2011.

His replacement in Lodwar is yet to be named.

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