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Ahiara diocese

Auxiliary Bishop Appointed Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Ahiara Catholic Diocese

May 3, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, who has been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese as the Local Ordinary of the same Episcopal See.

Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi with a section of members of the Clergy of Ahiara Diocese who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday, October 17. Credit: Ahiara Diocese

“I have received overwhelming acceptance”: Auxiliary Bishop-elect of Ahiara, Nigeria

Oct 17, 2023

Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese on October 14 has acknowledged with appreciation the positive reactions to his appointment that he has so far received.

Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese on 14 October 2023. Credit: Catholic Broadcast Commission,Nigeria.

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop of Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara, Nigeria

Oct 16, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese.

Fr. Walter Chikwendu Ihejirika. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Live your identity as Catholics”: President of SIGNIS Africa to Catholic Journalists

Aug 19, 2022

There is need for Catholic journalists in Africa and around the globe to live their identity as Catholics, the President of the African region of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS Africa, has said.

Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, appointed Archbishop of Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese on 6 March 2022. Credit: Umuahia Diocese

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Nigeria’s Owerri Archbishop, Appoints Successor

Mar 7, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria and appointed his successor.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, pioneer Bishop of the Diocese of Ekwulobia in Nigeria installed Wednesday, April 29, 2020. / Diocese of Ekwolobia

“Grassroot evangelization will be a priority”: Nigerian Bishop at Installation

Apr 30, 2020

On the occasion of his episcopal installation, the pioneer Bishop of the newly erected diocese of Ekwulobia in southeastern Nigeria, Peter Ebere Okpaleke, has said that in his pastoral ministry, he will strive to emphasize evangelization at the local level, inviting the people of God to a “personal and intimate relationship with Jesus.”

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke who has been appointed to shepherd Nigeria's Ekwulobia, a new diocese curved from Awka diocese. He had been ordained in May 2013 for Ahiara diocese, where he never set foot due to protests against his appointment. / Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

Pope Gives Nigerian “emeritus” Prelate New Diocese, Appoints Bishop in Congo-Brazzaville

Mar 6, 2020

Pope Francis on Thursday, March 5 announced the establishment of the diocese of Ekwulobia in south eastern Nigeria and appointed Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, previously rejected by a section of the clergy and lay faithful of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese, as its first Local Ordinary.