His Lordship Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta was Consecrated as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Torit. His Eminence Gabriel Zubeir Wako the Archbishop Emeritus of Khartoum led the Episcopal installation of the Bishop. The occasion was graced by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan Bert van Megen, Catholic Bishops in South Sudan and Sudan, priests, religious men and women, Government dignitaries from the National and State, Christians delegates from a number of Dioceses including the host community. His Lordship Emmanuel was ordained and incardinated into the Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum on 24th October 2004 in Khartoum, and appointment by His Holiness Pope Francis to be the Shepherd of Torit Diocese on November 8, 2022. The Catholic Diocese of Torit is blessed with priests and Christians amidst the insecurity and the enormous need for the reconstruction of the parishes including Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral which was devastated during the 21 years of war. Bishop Emmanuel succeeds the Apostolic Administrator, His Grace Dr. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla who was elevated as Archbishop of Juba November 12, 2019. 15th January 2023 marks historical day for the Catholic Diocese of Torit, the Catholic Church in South Sudan and the Catholic Episcopal Conferences. The Episcopal seat of Torit Diocese is handed over to the new Bishop to lead Catholic Faithfuls in the Diocese of Torit.