Today Catholic Church has got new Bishop. Rev Father Michael Otieno Odiwa has today been ordained and installed as Homabay Diocese Bishop replacing His Holiness Bishop Philip Anyolo who was transferred to kisumu diocese.
He was appointed by Pope Francis November last year as Bishop of Homa Bay's catholic diocese. His appointment was confirmed by Kisumu Archbishop Philip Anyolo in a letter sent to Kenya conference of catholic bishops through Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya His Excellency Archbishop Hubertus Van Megen.
Fr Odiwa was born on November 11, 1962 in Sori, Karungu, and baptised in 1963 at the Migori parish. He was ordained a deacon on May 17 1992 and a priest of the Homa Bay diocese on July 3, 1993. He acquired a Doctorate in Canon Law from Urbaniana University, Rome, between 2000 and 2005.
He also studied spirituality at St John's Senior Seminary in Molo in 1986, philosophy at St Augustine's Senior Seminary in Mabanga from 1987 to 1988, and theology at St Matthias Mulumba Kalemba in Tindinyo from 1989 to 1992.
The Father Michael Otieno Odiwa is the former Vicar-General of the Homa Bay diocese and the parish priest of the Homa Bay cathedral.He has also worked at the parishes at Asumbi, St John's Seminary Rakwaro, Rakwaro, Ang'iya and Nyalieng'a.
The event was attended by former prime minister Raila Odinga, devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Homabay governor Cyprian Awiti among other leaders.
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