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His Lordship Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta

Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta was born on 19 December 1973 in Kapoeta, in the diocese of Torit. He attended the Saint Augustine Minor Seminary in Khartoum (1994-1995), and then the Saint Paul Major Seminary in Khartoum (1996-2003). On 24 October 2004 he was ordained a priest for the archdiocese of Khartoum. After ordination, he served as parish vicar of the Holy Spirit parish in Omdurman, Khartoum (2004-2007) and director of the Institute of Catechists for the Third Millennium, Khartoum (2007-2010). He then obtained a bachelor’s degree in Science of Education – Religious Education (2010-2012) and a licentiate in Education – Youth Pastoral Care and Catechetics from the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome (2012-2014). He went on to hold the roles of deputy parish priest of the Saint Peter and Paul parish in Khartoum (2014-2017), and since 2017, parish priest of the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, archdiocese of Khartoum. On November 8, 2022, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed him to be the Shepherd of Torit Diocese. Bishop Emmanuel succeeds the Apostolic Administrator, His Grace Dr. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla who was elevated as Archbishop of Juba November 12, 2019.