Vicar General's Office

Vicar General: Very Rev. Fr. Francis Lesso

Ordained priest on December 8, 1975


Did you know?

"In each diocese the diocesan bishop must appoint a vicar general who is provided with
ordinary power according to the norm of the following canons and who is to assist him
in the governance of the whole diocese. As a general rule, one vicar general is to be
appointed unless the size of the diocese, the number of inhabitants, or other pastoral
reasons suggest otherwise."
(Canon 475)

The Vicar General is the principal deputy of the Bishop exercise of administrative authority.

He is the Bishop's agent in administration, acting as second-in-command for diocesan executive matters.

He exercises the Bishop's ordinary executive power over the entire diocese

Priests appointed as Vicars General are freely appointed or removed by the diocesan Bishop, and are appointed for a fixed duration. They lose their office when the term expires, or when the episcopal see falls vacant.

Episcopal Vicar for Clergy

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"Whenever the correct governance of a diocese requires it, the diocesan bishop
can also appoint one or more episcopal vicars, namely, those who in a specific
part of the diocese or in a certain type of affairs or over the faithful of a
specific rite or over certain groups of persons possess the same ordinary power
which a vicar general has by universal law, according to the norms of the
following canons."
(Canon 476)

The Episcopal Vicar for Clergy represents the Bishop's ministry to his priests and deacons, with jurisdiction in matters relating to his clergy.

The Episcopal Vicar for Clergy co-ordinates the Bishop's Office for the Pastoral Support of the Clergy, an office which has oversight for many areas connected with priestly life and ministry, including but not restricted to: formation, morale, spirituality, continuing education, wellness, retreats and retired priests.

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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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