July 25, 2024

Yambio, South Sudan – Lutheran Church including Bishop Dr. David Tswaedi from South Africa, Archbishop Dr. Joseph Omolo from Kenya, Archbishop Dr. Christian Ekong from Nigeria, Bishop Charles Bameka of Uganda and Bishop Dr, Yohana Nzelu from Tanzania travelled to Yambio, South Sudan to officiate in the Installation of the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan Bishop Peter Anibati Abia and the consecration of four Diocesan Bishop of the ELCSS on May 5th 2024.

The Installation of Bishop Peter Abia Anibati was presided over by the Archbishop of the Lutheran Church in Nigeria Dr.  Christian Ekong assisted by the four other Bishops.   The service took place at St. Paul Cathedral in Yambio.  

The ceremony was followed by a celebratory procession through the streets of Yambio.  The event is evidence of the growing influence of the Lutheran Church in East Africa and Africa at as the Church providing spiritual guidance and social support to many in Sudan and South Sudan and Africa at large