By Guest Writer
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Bob John Hassan Koroma, of the clergy of Makeni, until now vicar general and administrator of the Cathedral, as bishop of the diocese of Makeni.
Pope Francis has named Monsignor Bob John Hassan Koroma as the new Ordinary of the Bishop of Makeni, Sierra Leone.
The Bishop-elect has been serving as vicar general of the diocese, and administrator of the Cathedral.
Msgr. Bob John Hassan Koroma was born on 17 November 1971 in Kamabai, Sierra Leone.
He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Makeni on 25 April 1999.
He holds a licentiate in sacred scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a doctorate in biblical theology from the Pontifical Urban University of Rome.
He has held the following offices: collaborator with Vatican Radio; professor of sacred scripture and dean of studies in Saint Paul’s Major Seminary in Freetown (2008-2014); collaborator at Satin Catherine of Siena and Little Compton and Saint Madeleine in Tiverton, United States of America (2005-2013); parish priest of Immaculate Conception in Magburaka and professor at the diocesan University of Makeni (2015); since 2015, vicar general of the diocese of Makeni and, since 2016, administrator of the Cathedral.
The diocese of Makeni is a diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Freetown in Sierra Leone. There are approximately 100,00 Catholics in the diocese, representing approximately four percent of the total population.