NEW BISHOPS ELECTED
On June 27th 2007, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Most Rev. James Odongo as the Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese, and has appointed as his successor, Rt. Rev. Denis Kiwanuka Lote, who, until his appointment, has been the ordinary of Kotido diocese.
The Holy Father has also accepted the resignation of Rt. Rev. Erasmus Wandera as Bishop of Soroti Diocese, and has appointed Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Obbo, AJ currently the Rector of Nadiket Minor Seminary in Moroto diocese as his successor.
Archbishop elect Denis Kiwanuka, was born on March 25th, 1938 in Pallisa. He had his studies at Nagongera and Nyenga minor seminaries before he joined St. Mary's Ggaba National Seminary for his Philosophical and Theological studies. He was ordained a priest on December 19th 1965.
He was then appointed as Assistant Parish Priest in Muyembe, Butebo, Bududa and Kwapa parishes between 1966 and 1969. In 1969-1972 he was appointed teacher in the Minor Seminary of Nagongera.
In 1972-1974 he obtained a Masters in Theology at the "Maryknoll" Theology school, New York University and a Masters in the Science of Education at Fordam University.
In 1974-1991, he served as the Vicar General of Tororo Diocese. He was appointed the first Bishop of Kotido diocese.
MONSIGNOR EMMANUEL OBBO
Msgr. Emmanuel Obbo, AJ was born in Nagongera Parish (Tororo) on October 7th, 1952 to Pius Othieno and Pauline Awor, both deceased.
He attended local primary schools: Nagoke Sub-grade School, Soni Kainja P.S. and Kirewa P.S. Thereafter, he attended East African Commercial and Secondary School, Kampala obtaining the East Africa Certificate of Education, before attending the Centre for Continuing Education, Makerere University, obtaining 'Pitman' Certificates (Elementary and Intermediate) in Book Keeping.
In 1977 he joined the Minor Seminary of the Apostles of Jesus, Nadiket (Moroto). In 1979 he was admitted to First Vows in the institute of the Apostles of Jesus. In 1980-1982 he studied Philosophy and in 1982-1986 studied Theology at the Philosophy and Theological Schools of the Apostles of Jesus in Nairobi, Kenya.
He was ordained a priest on December 13th, 1985 in Nagongera Parish. In 1986-1987 he was appointed Assistant Master of Novices at the Apostles of Jesus Novitiate in Moroto.
In 1988-1991, he studied Philosophy at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome obtaining his Licenciate and Doctorate. "The title of his dissertation was; Metaphyiscal Elements in Wittginstein's Philosophy: The Urge towards the Mystical"
In 1992-1994 he was appointed Rector of the Philosophy school of the Apostles of Jesus, Nairobi. In 1993-1999, he became the Vicar General and Pastoral Coordinator of the Institute of the Apostles of Jesus. In 1999-2002 he was the Assistant for Social Communications to the General Superior of the Apostles of Jesus. In 2003 to date he is the Rector of the Apostles of Jesus Minor Seminary, Nadiket in Moroto Diocese.