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Resignations and Appointments, 23.05.2019

Appointment of bishop of Malakal, South Sudan

The Holy Father Francis has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Malakal, South Sudan, the Rev. Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok, of the clergy of Malakal, currently vicar general of the same diocese.

The bishop-elect was born in 1973 in Andong, diocese of Malakal, South Sudan, and was ordained a priest in 2005. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish vicar and parish priest of the Christ the King Cathedral in Malakal, director of the diocesan pastoral centre, chaplain for young people, member of the diocesan college of consultors, and member of the diocesan investment group.