The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay

Ordinary: Rt. Rev. Philip A. Anyolo

Monsignor Philip Anyolo was appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay on March 22, 2003. He was installed bishop of Homa Bay on May 23, 2003.

He is the second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay.

Know your Bishop:

Pope John Paul II appointed Monsignor Philip Anyolo Apostolic Administrator of Homa Bay Diocese on February 20, 2002, upon the resignation of Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach.

Philip Anyolo was Born in Tongaren, Bungoma on May 18, 1956.  He was ordained priest for the Catholic diocese of Eldoret, Kenya, on October 15, 1983. 

On December 6, 1995, His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed Philip Anyolo as Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Kericho, Kenya.  He was consecrated as Bishop in Kericho on February 3, 1996. Msgr. Philip served as the Ordinary of the Diocese of Kericho untill March 22, 2003.

Currently he is serving a second term as the Chairperson of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, KCCB.

In Brief:  


Rt. Rev. Philip A. Anyolo

Date of Birth:

May 18, 1956

Place of Birth:

Tongaren, Bungoma

Ordained Priest:

October 15, 1983

Appointed Bishop of Kericho:

December 6, 1995

Consecrated Bishop of Kericho:

February 3, 1996

Apostolic Administrator of Homa Bay:

February 20, 2002

Appointed Bishop of Homa Bay:

March 22, 2003

Installed Bishop of Homa Bay:

May 23, 2003

The Office of the Bishop (cdohb)

The Bishop is the legal holder of the Diocese. The office of the Bishop is located at the diocesan secretariat where diocesan offices are established for the co-ordination and running of diocesan activities.

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The Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay
P.O. Box 326, 40300
Homa Bay, Kenya
Mobile: +254 721 375547

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