The Bishop-elect was ordained a Priest in October 1986 for Warri Diocese. As a Priest, he has served in various capacities, including Curate, Parish Priest, Rector of the Holy Martyrs of Uganda Minor Seminary in Effurun, Chaplain at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York, formator and teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Inter-diocesan Major Seminary in Ibadan, and teacher at the Dominican Institute in Samonda, Ibadan.
The Nigerian-born Bishop-elect holds a Doctorate in Biblical Studies from St. John’s University and Fordham University in New York.
He also obtained a diploma from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
Once ordained Bishop, Mons. Ewherido is expected to oversee the Diocese of Warri that was erected in March 1964.
The 10,650 Square Kilometer Nigerian Diocese falls under the Metropolitan See of Benin City and has an estimated population of 271,503 Catholics, according to 2020 statistics.
Jude Atemanke is a Cameroonian journalist with a passion for Catholic Church communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, Jude serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.
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