Appointment of the Bishop of Soroti Diocese (Uganda)

The Pope has appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Soroti (Uganda), Rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach, of the clergy of the same Diocese, so far Professor and Trainer at St. Mary’s National Major Seminary in Ggaba .
Rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach was born on 11 August 1970 in Gweri, Madeira, in the Diocese of Soroti. He completed his studies in philosophy at the St. Thomas Aquinas National Major Seminary in Katigondo in Masaka (1995-1998) and in Theology at the St. Paul’s National Major Seminary in Kinyamasika, in Fort Portal (1999-2003).
He was ordained a priest on 9 August 2003 for the Diocese of Soroti.
After ordination he held the following offices and further studies: parochial vicar of St. Patrick’s Parish in Madeira and, at the same time, teacher of Latin in the Minor Seminary St. Peter’s of Soroti (2003-2004); Teacher of Sacred Scripture and Hebrew in St. Paul’s National Major Seminary of Kinyamasika in Fort Portal (2003-2004); License in Sacred Scripture at the Biblicum of Rome (2006-2009); Doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Urban University (2009-2012). Since 2012: Trainer and Professor of Sacred Scripture and Hebrew at St. Mary’s National Major Seminary in Ggaba (Kampala). Since 2016, Rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach is also responsible for the Bible Desk at the Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference.

The Diocese has been under the leadership of Most Rev. Emmanuel Obbo, AJ, Archbishop of Tororo since 2014 and he will remain the Apostolic Administrator of Soroti Diocese until the Bishop-Elect will take the canonical possession of the Diocese.

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