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Ugandan chosen to serve as Bishop in South Sudan

UJCC Prelates Offer Prayers and Blessings to Bishop-Elect of Juba and South Sudan. PHOTO URN

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archimandrite Constantine Mbonabingi, a member of the Uganda Orthodox Church, has been chosen as the bishop of the Orthodox Church in Juba and South Sudan.

URN understands that Mbonabingi’s appointment to the episcopal rank was decided during the recently concluded Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all of Africa. This synod, presided over by Pope and Patriarch Theodore II, convened last month at the cathedral of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Saint George in Cairo.

The announcement of Archimandrite Mbonabingi’s election was made on Friday to a congregation comprising Orthodox, Anglican, and Roman Catholic faithful at Old Kampala SS playground. The three Christian denominations had convened for the ecumenical public way of the cross.

Prior to his elevation, Archimandrite Mbonabingi has been serving as the dean of the Fort Portal Region and at the same time Executive Secretary of the Uganda Joint Christian Council-UJCC.

According to available information, the newly elected bishop is set to be consecrated during a ceremony which will take place on April 7, this year in Cairo. this will be followed by his enthronement in his diocese in Juba, South Sudan, on April 14.

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