NEW APPOINTMENT IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NAIROBI!
Pope Francis has appointed Most. Rev. Philip Arnold Subira Anyolo as the fifth Archbishop of Nairobi.
The news of the appointment of Archbishop-Elect Philip Anyolo Subira was officially made public in Rome on Thursday 28th, October 2021 at noon, Rome time (1.00 p.m. Kenyan time).
The letter of his appointment was sent to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen.
The news of this appointment has also been delivered by Archbishop Hubertus van Megen at Queen of Apostles, Ruaraka during the Clergy Synod Induction.
Bishop Anyolo hails from Tongeren, Bungoma. He was ordained a priest on 15th October 1983. He was installed the bishop of Kericho diocese on 6th December 1995. Later he was made the bishop of Homabay diocese on 23rd May 2003. Until today’s appointment, he has been the Archbishop of Kisumu from 15th November 2018.
The Archbishop-Elect, will take over from Archbishop Emeritus John Cardinal Njue who retired on 4th January 2021 after serving the Archdiocese for 13years.
Since Cardinal Njue’s retirement, the Archdiocese of Nairobi has been under the guidance of the Auxiliary Bishop David Kamau, serving as the Apostolic Administrator since 4th January 2021