Umuahia, 31 July, 2020 / 11:28 pm (ACI Africa).
At the Eucharistic celebration on the occasion of the Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese Thursday, July 30, the Local Ordinary of the same Diocese advised the Bishop-elect to view his appointment as a humble service to the people of God and not as “an honor” that triggers “self-glorification.”
“I wish to admonish my brother Bishop Ukpong to always remember that the title of Bishop is not of honor, self-glorification, or self-aggrandizement, but one of humble service that benefits others,” Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji said, addressing Bishop-elect Michael Kalu Ukpong.
Bishop Ugorji further urged the new Bishop “to selflessly strive to serve others with humility rather than to lord it over them.”
“As the Auxiliary Bishop of Umuahia, he is my closest collaborator and I’m glad to receive him with brotherly love and affection,” Bishop Ugorji also said during the ordination Mass at Mater Dei Cathedral, Umuahia.