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PROFILE OF BISHOP PATRICK DANIEL KOROMA

His Lordship, Most Rev. Patrick Daniel Koroma was born on 4th May, 1950 in Jenneh, Kandu Leppiama Chiefdom, Blama Parish, Kenema District.  His father Bockarie Koroma (deceased) hailed from Vaama Kobba in Dodo Chiefdom, Panguma Parish, Kenema District.  His mother Madam Mamie Koroma (deceased) lived in Jenneh and Kenema.

After elementary studies at the parish schools in Gbado (1958-1962) and Blama (1962-1965), he completed his secondary education at Christ the King College in Bo (1965-1970).  He pursued his seminary studies at Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Ibadan, Nigeria.  He later proceeded to the University of Sierra Leone for post graduate studies in Education.

Most Rev. Patrick Koroma was ordained a priest on Sunday, 18 December, 1977 in the Immaculate Heart Pro-Cathedral of Bo by His Grace, the Most Rev. Thomas Brosnahan, C.S.Sp., the Archbishop of Freetown and Bo, and was incardinated in the clergy of the same Metropolitan Archdiocese.  He served in a variety of pastoral and ecclesiastical offices, including: Assistant Parish Priest of St. Francis Parish, Bo (1978); Parish Priest of the same parish (1979-1980); Chaplain and Lecturer at Christ the King College, Bo; Catholic Youth Chaplain of the Archdiocese of Freetown and Bo (1981); Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Parish, Njala Komboya, and St. Peter Claver Parish, Damballa (1982-1984);  Immaculate Conception Parish, Waterloo (1984); Sacred Heart Cathedral, Freetown (1990); St. Edwards’s Catholic Community, Kingtom (1991-2002); and St. George’s Catholic Community, Murray Town Army barracks (1994-2002).  He served on the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese of Freetown and Bo for 21 years.  He has also served on several educational boards, councils and committees.

He served as a Catholic Education Secretary for Sierra Leone from 1984 to 2002.  he was also appointed National Co-ordinator of the National Catholic Development and Caritas Office in Freetown from 1999 to 2002.

On 26th April 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Kenema, in succession to Most Rev. John O’Riordan, C.S.Sp.  He was ordained bishop on Saturday, 29th June 2002.  Bishop Koroma continues to devote his whole life in leading the faithful of his diocese to Christ and in the rebuilding of the infrastructure of the Diocese of Kenema, destroyed during the Civil war