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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo

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Area  8,837 km²

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo (Latin: Tororoën(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Tororo in Uganda.

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On January 2, 2014, it was announced that the Bishop of Soroti, Uganda, Emmanuel Obbo, had been named by Pope Francis to be the new Archbishop of Tororo.

History

  • July 13, 1894: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Nile from the Apostolic Vicariate of Victoria–Nyanza
  • May 10, 1951: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Tororo
  • March 25, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Tororo
  • January 2, 1999: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tororo
  • Special churches

    The seat of the archbishop is the Uganda Martyrs’ Cathedral in Tororo.

    Leadership

  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Tororo (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote (September 22, 2007 - January 2, 2014)
  • Archbishop James Odongo (January 2, 1999 - September 22, 2007)
  • Bishops of Tororo (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop James Odongo (August 19, 1968 – January 2, 1999)
  • Bishop John Francis Greif, M.H.M. (March 25, 1953 – August 17, 1968)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Tororo (Roman rite)
  • Bishop John Francis Greif, M.H.M. (May 1, 1951 – March 25, 1953)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Upper Nile (Roman rite)
  • Bishop John Reesinck, M.H.M. (March 29, 1938 – March 1951)
  • Bishop John William Campling, M.H.M. (May 13, 1925 – February 1938)
  • Bishop Johannes Biermans, M.H.M. (April 27, 1912 – 1924)
  • Bishop Henry Hanlon, M.H.M. (July 17, 1894 – November 17, 1911)
  • Suffragan Dioceses

  • Jinja
  • Kotido
  • Moroto
  • Soroti
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo Wikipedia


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