Pope Francis appoints Dominic Kimengich Eldoret Diocese bishop.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich has been appointed the new head of Eldoret Diocese. He replaces the late Bishop Cornelius Korir who died in 2017.

Kimengich is currently the bishop of Lodwar Diocese. Consequently, the Holy Father appointed the Bishop of Kitale, Rt. Reverend Maurice Crowley as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese.

According to media reports, the news of Bishop Kimengich’s appointment was officially made public in Rome on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at noon.

The letter of his appointment was sent to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya His Excellency Archbishop Bert van Megen.

Bishop Kimengich’s appointment came just over two years after Korir’s death. Bishop Kimengich’s replacement in Lodwar was yet to be revealed on Saturday.

Bishop Korir died in October 2017 from diabetes and high blood pressure complications.

Born on April 23, 1961, Bishop Kimengich was ordained as an auxiliary bishop of Lodwar and titular bishop of tanaramusa on March 20, 2010.

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