From South Sudan-
Daniel Deng Bul, Archbishop of the Episcopal church of South Sudan ordained and consecrated three new bishops in Aweil region on April 4th, 2017. This increased the number of dioceses in the region.
The ceremony was attended by more than 500 believers and Archbishop Daniel Deng, ordained and consecrated Joseph Mamer Manot as the new Bishop of Wanyjok Diocese in Aweil East and Peter Garang Akuei as the new Bishop of Nyamelel diocese in Lol state.
During the service, the Archbishop was assisted by Moses Deng Bol, the provincial Archbishop of Wau, anointed the new bishops with the oil of Chrism and presented them with the symbols of office; the Episcopal ring, pectoral cross and mitre. The newly appointed bishops were received with applauds and cheers when they were presented with a Bible and a pastoral staff.
In his sermon, Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul said: “The consecration of the first two bishops of Wanyjok and Nyamelel demonstrates clearly the speed with which the word of God is spreading in the region and acknowledges that young men can now be ordained.”
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