Prayers were held at St. Peters Cathedral led by the Diocesan secretary Rev. Sam Ediau who described Odongo’s election as a blessing.
Reverend Captain Kosea Odongo and his wife Grace greet people at Awoja upon arrival from Kampala. (Picture by Godfrey Ojore)
Soroti town for the first time experienced traffic jam on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of Anglican Christians of Soroti Diocese marched from Awoja Bridge to Soroti town.
The Christians were welcoming Bishop-elect Reverend Captain Kosea Odongo, who was elected the 6th Bishop of Soroti diocese.
"Thank you for your prayers. I love you my people and I promise to work with you all for the development of our diocese," remarked Bishop Odongo.
The Bishop who was welcomed by a heavy downpour was in the company of his wife, Grace Acen Odongo.
Excited Christians welcome Bishop Odongo.(Picture by Godfrey Ojore)
Prayers were held at St. Peters Cathedral led by the Diocesan secretary Rev. Sam Ediau who described Odongo's election as a blessing.
Odongo is the first youngest reverend to be named as a Bishop, at the age of 48. He will attain the mandatory retirement age of 65 in 2036, where he would have served for 17 years.
He is replacing George William Erwau who retired last in 2018.
The diocese has been at the hands of Archbishop Stanly Ntagali who recalled retired Bukedi Bishop Dr. Nicodemus Okille to care-take Soroti.
Bishop Odongo has been serving as the chaplain of the Archbishop.