By Robert Ojok

Some Christians of Lira Catholic diocese have praised Bishop Joseph Franzelli who is due to handover the office.

The youth leader of St Monica chapel Odokomit says the bishop has done a lot of work in the diocese especially among the youth. He also says the bishop has expanded the diocese by creating more parishes.

Another female Christian says the bishop has been able to open more Eucharistic centers in the diocese. She thanked the bishop though he is headed for a retirement.

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Santus Lino Wanok of Nebbi Catholic diocese as the new bishop of Lira replacing Bishop Joseph Franzelli who has retired.

Bishop Franzelli was born in 1942 in Italy, ordained a priest of Comboni Missionary of the Heart of Jesus in 1967 and appointed the bishop of Lira Catholic diocese on the 9th of July 2005. End