SOUTH SUDAN: Pope Appoints Fr Stephen Nyondo as Bishop of Malakal

MALAKAL, MAY 24, 2019 (CISA)-Pope Francis has appointed Fr Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal, South Sudan.

The appointment was announced May 23, from Vatican.

Before his appointment, Fr Stephen had been serving as the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal.

Fr Stephen was born in 1973 in Andong and ordained priest for the diocese of Malakal on May 15, 2005.

He holds a doctorate in moral theology acquired from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome between 2016 and 2018.

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.