Pope Francis appoints Bishop Philip Anyolo as Archbishop of Kisumu

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Philip Anyolo as Archbishop of Kisumu

Rt. Rev. Philip A. Anyolo, is the new Archbishop of Kisumu after his appointed by Pope Francis.

Bishop Anyolo, who is currently the Bishop of Homabay since May 23, 2003, will be taking over from Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth who has attained the retirement age for bishops. after serving as Archbishop of Kisumu since May 21, 1990.

Bishop Anyolo’s appointment – also the chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – was officially published in L’Osservatore Romano in Rome on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The Archbishop-elect was born on May 18, 1956 in Tongaren, Bungoma and ordained priest for the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret in 1983.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Kericho on December 6, 1995 and was consecrated as Bishop of Kericho on February 3, 1996.

Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Anyolo as Apostolic Administrator of Homa Bay after the resignation of Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach.

He was appointed Bishop of Homabay on March 22, 2003 and installed as Bishop of Homabay on May 23, 2003.

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