Rev. Fr Dominic Eibu Appointed New Bishop of Kotido Diocese

Rev. Fr Dominic Eibu Appointed New Bishop of Kotido Diocese

The Apostolic Nunciature of Uganda has announced the appointment of Rev. Fr. Dominic Eibu as the new bishop of Kotido diocese.

According to the Apostolic Nuncio of Uganda, Luigi Bianco, Eibu was appointed by Pope Francis on October 25, 2022.

Eibu replaces Rt Rev Guiseppe Filippi who after serving since 2009, resigned upon reaching the canonical age limit.

Accordingly, Bishop Filippi will be serving as the apostolic administrator of Kotido Diocese until the day of the canonical possession of the new bishop.

Rev. Fr. Dominic Eibu
Rev. Fr. Dominic Eibu

”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 Guiseppe Filippi, M.C.CJ for his generous service as Bishop of Kotido since 2009,” the statement from the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda reads.

Who is Rev. Fr Dominic Eibu?

Rev. Fr Dominic was born on 30 April 1970 in Lwala, Soroti Catholic Diocese, Uganda.

He gave his perpetual vows on January 12, 2002 and was ordained a priest on August 15, 2002. He was subsequently awarded a licentiate in Arabic and Islamic studies in Cairo, Egypt, and then at the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Rome.

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 he 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.

 

 

 

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