Ululations and tears of joy flowed as thousands of Christians braved the scorching sun to witness the consecration of Bishop Dominic Eibu as third Bishop of Kotido Catholic Diocese on Saturday January 14, 2023
Rev. Eibu was appointed by Pope Francis in October 25, 2022 to replace Bishop Giuseppe Filippi who after serving since 2009, resigned upon reaching the canonical age limit.
Rev. Eibu, 52, is a born of Amotot Village, Apapao Sub-county, Kalaki District under the Ordinary of Soroti Catholic Diocese. Eibu will be the third bishop of Kotido.
Rev. Eibu comes to helm as Bishop of Kotido one of the areas dealing with raids by cattle rustlers.
Bishop Eibu the last born in a family of nine siblings was raised by his elder brother, John Michael Engwaru, a retired police officer.
Bishop Eibu’s appointment got him serving at Sacred Hearts Church, Sakakini in Cairo.
While giving his remarks as the principle consecrator, Archbishop Obbo urged Christians to support Bishop Eibu.
He notes that, “I have confidence, faith and trust that the new bishop will deliver, so what you need to do is to love and support him.”
Archbishop Obbo advised Bishop Eibu to always listen to the Holy Spirit so that he can be able to lead his flock in the right direction.
Who is Rev. Dominic Eibu
Born April 30, 1970, Bishop Dominic Eibu, M.C.C.J. completed his studies in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
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.
He has held the several offices including; director of the Comboni Primary School in Khartoum (2005-2016); vice superior general of the Combonian Province of Khartoum (2008-2013); member and secretary of the College of Consultors (2013-2016).
He is currently parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Cairo, vice superior general of Egypt-Sudan, and member of the Education Committee of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.