Monday, January 16, 2023
The 14th January 2023 we have witnessed a colourful celebration of the episcopal Ordination and Installation of Msgr. Dominic Eibu mccj as the Bishop of the Kotido Catholic Diocese. The main consecrator His Grace Emmanuel Obbo, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tororo Ecclesiastical Province encouraged his brother bishop to stay close to the flock entrusted to him.
With the words of Pope Francis, he invited him to have the "scent of his sheep". Citing the First Reading of the Liturgy from the Prophet Isaiah the Main consecrator made a beautiful connection of the episcopal motto of Bishop Dominic "console my people" to the job description of the Yahweh's servant in Isaiaih 61. Proclaming and living the Gospel, the new bishop is to bring consolation and good news to his people.
All the four Ecclesiastical provinces of Uganda have been represented by their Bishops. The apostolic vicar to Alexandria Msgr. Claudio Lurati mccj and the Bishop of Wau Msgr. Matthew Remigio were among the Bishops who laid their hands on bishop Dominic. The Comboni Family has been fully represented by Fr. Elias Sindjalim, the Provincial Superior of Uganda and many Comboni Priests, Sisters and Brothers. The Kotido Diocesan Priests have pledged their allegiance and obedience to their new shepherd.
The colourful celebration has indeed been the beginning of the consolation that the new bishop is bringing to Kotido. This has also been appreciated by the representative of the Government of Uganda HE Jessica Alupo and many political leaders.
Msgr. Dominic Eibu, M.C.C.J., was born on 30 April 1970 in Lwala, in the Diocese of Soroti (Uganda). After studying philosophy at the Queen of Apostles Philosophy Center in Jinja, he made his first vows on May 16, 1998 at the Institute of the Comboni Missionaries in Namugongo (Kampala). Later, he completed his theology studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He made his perpetual vows on January 12, 2002 and was ordained a priest on August 15, 2002. Subsequently, he obtained a Licentiate in Arabic and Islamic Studies in Cairo (Egypt) and then at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies of Rome.
He has held the following positions: Director of the Comboni Primary School in Khartoum (2005-2016); Vice Provincial Superior of the Comboni Province of Khartoum (2008-2013); Member and Secretary of the College of Consultors (2013-2016); Secretary of the Presbyteral Council (2013-2016); Secretary of Education (2013-2016); since 2017, School Director and Deputy Parish Priest in Cairo. He is currently parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cairo, Vice Provincial Superior of Egypt-Sudan and is a member of the Education Committee at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).