Sep 18, 2009, 5:45 AM
The Catholic Diocese of The Gambia was over the weekend blessed with another priest, ordained by his Lordship, Bishop Robert P. Ellison Cssp, at the Presentation of Mary Nursery School Grounds in Brikama.
Rev. Yenes Manneh was Saturday ordained to the presbyterate by Bishop Robert P. Ellison Cssp, at the Resurrection Parish in Brikama. Thousands of people including visitors from Guinea Bissau, Senegal and
Fr. Tony Mbanefor, Yenes' former Parish Priest was also present with several other priests.
Yenes Manneh, the new Priest was born to the late Raymond and late Jorsina Preirra on March 8, 1980 in
Fr. Yenes Manneh while at school was involved in several youth activities, including Christian Student Movement where he rose through the ranks to become the President. He later left to enter the Junior Seminary in Lamin.
In October 2001, he entered the Major Seminary in
After the recommendations of his formators and his Bishop, on February 22, 2009, he was ordained Deacon and in June completed his studies.
According to those who know him, the young Priest is honest, hardworking and diligent.
After his ordination, Fr. Yenes Manneh, thanked all his formators, saying "I am thankful."
Meanwhile, he is posted at the Cathedral in