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Diocesan Administration:

The Bishop Ordinary of Soroti Catholic Diocese is the overall administrator of the Diocese. He mandates all pastoral, spiritual and social structures and programs in the Diocese. He appoints office bearers (the Curia and heads of Commissions and Desks) and a College of Consultors to advice him in his pastoral administration.

The Pastoral Team of Soroti Catholic Diocese consists of the Diocesan Curia headed by the Bishop, Diocesan Priests, Missionary Priests, Religious Sisters and Catechists. The Bishop implements his Diocesan programs through seven commissions, each of which has several desks or departments, and through the parishes. Every Commission is supervised by an Advisory Board appointed by the Bishop. Every Parish has a Parish Pastoral Council and Committees that regularly plan for and support implementation of the Parish’s social and development programs, with the technical guidance of the Parish Priest. The Diocesan Commissions, schools and health units, together, employ over 4,000 staff. All these form part of the Diocesan Pastoral Team.

The Diocesan Administration Team:

The general administration of the Diocese is vested in the Bishop assisted by the Vicar General, the Episcopal Vicars and members of the Curia. There exists a College of Consultors that offers advisory services to the Ordinary on policy and administrative matters of the Diocese. Its membership is drawn from among the clergy.

The Curia:

Vicar General:  
Episcopal Vicar for Clergy:  
Episcopal Vicar for the Religious:  
Finance Administrator:  
Rt. Rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach
Msgr. Robert Ecogu
Msgr. Silver Opio
Msgr. John Eriau
Fr. Padre Gonzaga Ongereny Waziwazi
Fr. Michael Omaria


Commission Head Coordinator/ Director/ Secretary Assistant
1. Pastoral Coordinator Fr. Samuel Ebietu Echelu Fr. Charles Osire
2. Lay Apostolate Coordinator Fr. Deogratias Oryangatum Fr. Edmund Okella
3. Education Secretary Msgr. Silver Opio  
4. Health Coordinator Fr. Dr. Jerome Agelu  
5. Caritas and Justice & Peace Director Fr. Michael Omaria  
6. Social Communications Director Fr. Hilary Eragu  
7. Finance, Land & Projects Secretary Fr. Michael Omaria  


Desk/Office Head Coordinator/Director Assistant
1. Vocations Director Fr. Akiso Geofrey   Fr. Felix Egonu
2. Doctrinal Desk Coordinator Fr. Charles Osire  
3. Ecumenism & Interfaith Coordinator Fr. Fabian Ajuret  
4. Liturgy Director Fr. Martin Wambeo  
5. Liturgical Music Director Fr. Matthias Ocamuna Fr. Lawrence Akepa
6. Bible Department Fr. Paul Ebwolu  
7. Pontifical Missionary Societies Fr. Patrick Ochela  
8. Minors & Vulnerable Adults Protection Fr. Edmund Okella  
9. Basic Christian Communicities  Fr. Patrick Achedu Fr. Joseph Onyait
10. Families Chaplain Fr. Romanus Etwap Fr. Michael Otim
11. Catechists Chaplain Fr. Bernard Martin Aeko  
12. Youth Chaplain Fr. Aloysius Gonzaga Ongereny Fr. Deo Opure
13. Women’s Chaplain Fr. Deogratias Oryangatum  
14. Men’s Chaplain Fr. Edmund Okella  
15. CCR Chaplain Fr. Edmund Okella  
16. Legion of Mary Chaplain Fr. Deogratias Oryangatum  
Vicariate Episcopal Vicar  
Vicariate for the Clergy Msgr. Silver Opio  
Vicariate for the Religious Msgr. John Eriau