Calabar, 01 May, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Christopher Naseri Naseri as the Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar in Nigeria.
The appointment of Mons. Naseri who has been serving as Assistant Parish Priest of St. Bernard Parish in Marian Hill and professor at the University of Calabar was published by the Holy See Press office on Monday, May 1.
Born in April 1970 in Calabar Archdiocese, Mons. Naseri was ordained a Priest in July 1997 after completing his studies in philosophy and theology at St. Joseph Major Seminary in Ikot Ekpene and the Seat of Wisdom Seminary in Owerri, respectively.
The Bishop-elect who has been assigned the Titular See of Gurza holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome.
As a Priest, Mons. Naseri has served in various capacities, including Assistant Parish Priest of St. John, Akamkpa and teacher at Mary Immaculate Juniorate, Iwuru; and Assistant Parish Priest of St. Bernard Parish.