Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Mark Kadima Monsignor as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma.
The Bishop-elect's appointment was officially published in L’Osservatore Romano in Rome on Wednesday, December 12.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan His Excellency Archbishop Bert Van Megen also sent an official communication to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) confirming the same.
"I have the honour and pleasure to inform you that Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Mark Kadima as Bishop of Bungoma," the Nuncio letter reads in part.
Rev. Kadima will be taking over from Rt. Rev. Norman King’oo who was transferred to the Catholic Diocese of Machakos on June 23, 2018.
Catholic Diocese of Kakamega Bishop Joseph Obanyi has been the Apostolic Administrator of Bungoma since then.
Until his appointment, Bishop-elect Kadima was serving as Vatican’s Charge d’Affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature in South Sudan.
He joined Pontifical Academia in 1999 and has been to different Apostolic Nunciatures as an Ecclesiastical Diploma.
Born on April 30, 1964, Bishop-elect Kadima has ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in 1993. He was first posted as a Parish Assistant at Shiseso Parish, Kakamega Diocese.
On August 16, 1996, he was appointed as Rector of Saint Peter’s Mukumu.
He has also served in various capacities as Diocesan Coordinator of Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, member of College of Consultors, Diocesan Canon Law Advisor, member of Diocesan Renewal Program Implementation Team of the African Synod, Member of the Board of Governors and Canon Law Society Kenya and member of the Kisumu Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Tribunal.