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Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke speaking on the occasion of the thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral of Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network.

Cardinal in Nigeria Expresses Solidarity with Youth ahead of Dialogue with Pope Francis

Oct 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia in Nigeria has sent a message of solidarity with Catholic youths in Africa who are participating in the planned dialogue with Pope Francis, expressing hope that the young people will have a fruitful conversation with the Holy Father.

Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke (right) of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK) and Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr (left) of Ghana’s Wa Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Newly Created African Cardinals Appointed to Vatican’s Laity, Christian Unity Dicasteries

Oct 10, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the recently created African Cardinals to two Vatican Dicasteries, one as member to the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life and the other to the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity.

Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke speaking on the occasion of the thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral of Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network.

Recent Creation of Nigerian Bishop as Cardinal Hailed as “an elevation of local Church”

Sep 11, 2022

The elevation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese to the rank of Cardinal is a promotion of the local Church, the people of God in Nigeria, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, interviewed by  Fr. Michael Nsikak Umoh, National Director of Social Communications in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be Responsible, Protect “lives, properties of Nigerians”: Cardinal-designate to Government

Jul 10, 2022

The Cardinal-designate in Nigeria has challenged the Federal government of the West African nation to become responsible and protect the lives and property of citizens amid increasing cases of kidnappings and murder.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke. Credit: CADEK

Being Named Cardinal Opportunity to “do my best for salvation of souls”: Nigerian Bishop

Jun 10, 2022

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa, has described his being named candidate to receive a red from Pope Francis in August as an opportunity to “continue to do my best for the salvation of souls”. 

Newly named Cardinals from Africa: Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese (left) and Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Names 21 New Cardinals, Including Two from Africa

May 29, 2022

Pope Francis has said that he will create 21 new Cardinals, including two Bishops from Africa, one from Nigeria and the other from Ghana.

Newly named Cardinal from Nigeria, Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Bishop Who “resigned” amid Sustained Opposition among 21 Newly Named Cardinals

May 29, 2022

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke who resigned in 2018 following sustained opposition to his Episcopal appointment for Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese is among the 21 new Cardinals that Pope Francis named on Sunday, May 29.

Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State, Nigeria. Credit: Peter University, Achina-Onneh/Facebook

Catholic University in Nigeria among New Private Institutions Approved by Government

Apr 11, 2022

Peter University, Achina/Onneh under the joint ownership of the Catholic Dioceses of Awka and Ekwulobia in Nigeria is among the 12 new private universities approved by the country’s federal government to operate as a higher learning institution in the West African country.

Sr. Esther Nkiru Ezedinachi stops to exchange pleasantries with a mentally challenged man on the streets of Nigeria's Anambra State
Credit: Sr. Esther Nkiru Ezedinachi

Catholic Sister in Nigeria Feeding Mentally Challenged People Displaced by Militants

Apr 1, 2022

Last Sunday, Sr. Esther Nkiru Ezedinachi distributed pounded yam, soup, and an assortment of other Nigerian dishes to 30 mentally challenged people on the streets of the West Africa country.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke of Nigeria's Ekwulobia Diocese. Credit: Ekwulobia Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Says Intimidation Has Become a Survival Technique in Country

Mar 4, 2022

Violence in Nigeria is on the rise and the people are intimidating others for survival, the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese has said.  

A poster announcing the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese / Ekwulobia Diocese/Facebook

Learn Collaboration, Obedience from St. Joseph, Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria Encourages

Mar 9, 2021

On the occasion of the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese, the Apostolic Nuncio in the West African country has called on the people of God in the Diocese to emulate the collaborative spirit and obedience, which St. Joseph portrayed.

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.