In a letter dated March 31 2021, the Pope through the Nunciature announced the appointment of Rev. Fr. Raphael p’Mony WOKORACH, a Comboni Missionary as the new Bishop of Nebbi Diocese.
Fr Raphael Wokorach.
The Apostolic Nunciature has announced the appointment of Rev. Fr. Raphael p’Mony Wokorach as the new
Bishop for Nebbi Catholic.
“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” reads the letter signed by Luigi Bianco the Apostolic Nuncio to
The Diocese of Nebbi became vacant after the appointment of Rt.
Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok as Bishop of the Diocese of Lira on 23rd November
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 in Arua, he joined the minor seminary of St.
Peter and Paul, Pokea-Arua in1975-1979.
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, where he obtained a BA degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Urbaniana
In 1988-1989, he did the novitiate of the Comboni Missionaries in
Tartar, Kenya, and Kampala. In 1994 he obtained Master Degree in Philosophy at
the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya.
He was ordained a priest on September 25, 1993, at Wadelai
Parish-Nebbi diocese by the Bishop of Nebbi Martin Luluga. Ministries and
offices held: From 1994-2001 he went to Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic
of Congo and served as Curate in a parish for a couple of years and later
formator in the Postulancy for candidates to the priesthood.
On June 21, 2018, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated
Life and Societies of Apostolic Life appointed him a Pontifical Commissary for
the same Institute of the Apostles of Jesus.
The news of Fr. Raphael’s appointment has been received with excitement
among some Christians in Nebbi Catholic Diocese.
Valentinus Okello, a Catechist said that the appointment is good.
He thanked Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Odaga, the Diocesan Administrator for taking
charge of the diocese.
Bishop Rev. Fr. Raphael p’Mony WOKORACH will be the fourth Bishop
of Nebbi Catholic Diocese after John Baptist Odama, now Arch Bishop of Gulu,
Martin Luluga now Emeritus and Lino Wanok currently in Lira Diocese.