Pope Francis has appointed Rt. Rev. Raphael P’Mony Wokorach as the new bishop for Nebbi Catholic diocese.
The announcement was made on Wednesday 31, March 2021.
Apostolic Nunciature has the pleasure to announce that on 31st March 2021
The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Raphael p’Mony WOKORACH, M.C.C.J. as the new Bishop of Nebbi Diocese.
On this occasion the Apostolic Nunciature desires to congratulate the new Bishop Rt. Rev. Raphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J. and to thank Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Odaga for his generous service as Diocesan Administrator.
X Luigi Bianco
Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda
The Diocese of Nebbi was vacant after the appointment of Rt. Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok as Bishop of the Diocese of Lira on 23rd November 2018.
WHO IS Rt. Rev. Raphael P’Mony WOKORACH, M.C.C.J.
The Rt. Rev. Raphael p’Mony Wokorach, M.C.C.J. (Combonian Missionary of the Heart of Jesus) was born on January 21, 1961, in Arua.
After the studies at Ragem Primary School, he joined the minor seminary of Ss. Peter and Paul, Pokea-Arua (1975-1979). In 1980-1982 he went to St. Joseph College Ombaci, Arua, for an Advanced Secondary School certificate.
In 1983-1987: He joined the Comboni postulancy and studied Philosophy at Uganda Martyrs’ National Major Seminary in Alokolum, Gulu-Uganda, where he obtained a BA degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Urbaniana University.
In 1988-1989: He did the novitiate of the Comboni Missionaries in Tartar, Kenya, and Kampala.
In 1989-1993: Studies of Theology in Tangaza College, Nairobi-Kenya.
In 1994: He obtained Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya. His thesis title is: “The Good-for-man as a principle of Moral Character in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics”.
In 2000-2001: He did a course for formators at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome.
He took his first religious profession on April 29, 1989, and the perpetual vows on October 12, 1992. He was ordained as a priest on September 25, 1993, at Wadelai Parish-Nebbi diocese by the Bishop of Nebbi Martin Luluga.
Ministries and offices held:
1993-1994: a member of the Ugandan province while pursuing his Master’s program in Philosophy in CUEA;
1994-2001: Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo, curate in a parish for a couple of years and later formator in the Postulancy for candidates to the priesthood;
2001-2003: Lomé, Togo, formator at the Brothers’Postulancy;
2003-2007: Chicago, USA, formator in the Theologate;
2007-2015: Nairobi, Kenya, formator in the Theologate and lecturer at Tangaza University College where he served for several years as Chair of the Governing Council of the College;
2011-2013: Vice Provincial of the Kenyan Province
2015-2018: Apostolic Visitator for the Institute of the Apostles of Jesus;
On June 21, 2018, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life appointed him Pontifical Commissary for the same Institute of the Apostles of Jesus.
Rt. Rev. Raphael P’Mony Wokorach speaks English, French, Italian and local languages: Alur, Acholi, Kiswahili.