Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola O.M.I

Bishop SephamolaBishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola OMI was born on the 14th March 1960 in the parish of St. Francis Mission in Tsoelike Qacha’s Nek. In 1983, he was admitted to the novitiate of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. On 6 January 1984, he made his first religious professional vows. He studied philosophy and theology in 1984-1990. He made his final vows in 1989. He was ordained a priest on 27th April 1991. After his priestly ordination, he had the following assignments: 1991-2000: Missionary in Zambia; 2001-2003: scholasticate in Roma (Lesotho); 2004-2008: Master of Novices at Villa Maria, Quthing, Qacha’s Nek; 2009-2011: studies in spirituality in South Africa. Since July 2011, he has been the provincial of the Oblates in Lesotho. He was appointed Bishop of Qacha’s Nek on the 18th June 2013 and consecrated Bishop on the 21st September 2013. He succeeds the late Bishop Evaristus Thatho Bitsoane. He is the Bishop Chairman of the Commission for Church Ministries within the Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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