A conversation on peacemaking
Archbishop Quevedo & Bishop Korir
15 March 2010 6:00 pm
Archbishop Orlando Quevedo OMI
Archbishop Quevedo was ordained a priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate on June 5, 1964. He was appointed prelate of Kidapawan, Philippines on July 23, 1980 and was ordained after 3 months. He was appointed bishop of Kidapawan on November 15, 1982. He became the archbishop of Nueva Segovia on March 22, 1986 and was appointed archbishop of Cotabato on May 30, 1998. He set up colleges of Nursing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Socio-Economic Research Center at Notre Dame University in the 1970s and over the last 20 years Archbishop Quevedo has been a principal drafter of several Pastoral Letters and Statements from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.
Bishop Cornelius Kipng'eno arap Korir
Bishop Korir was born in 1950. In 1982, he was ordained a priest and was consecrated bishop of Eldoret Diocese in Kenya in April 1990. A former Chairman of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference, Bishop Korir has worked tirelessly over the last two decades in an effort to find reconciliation amongst the refugees from neighbouring Sudan, who have been beset by ethnic clashes and political violence. He has also written a book entitled "Amani Mashino", detailing his own experiences, and those of his diocese in building peace amongst the local African communities.