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Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji

Altar of St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese. Credit: Ondo Diocese

“Nigeria is bleeding. Our land is soaked in blood”, Catholic Bishops Say

Jun 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are bemoaning the high rate of insecurity in the West African nation, saying the country is “soaked in blood”.

The altar St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese after the 5 June 2022 attack. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Nigeria Urge State to “hunt down” Criminals Behind Pentecost Sunday Massacre

Jun 5, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have condemned the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left at least 50 people killed and are calling on the Federal government to hunt down the criminals behind the attack and “bring them to book”.

Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji addressing participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) on Tuesday, May 3. Credit: CNS

Challenges to Peace in West Africa “demand” Coming Together, Solidarity: Archbishop-elect

May 5, 2022

The challenges to peace in the countries of West Africa require that stakeholders come together “in solidarity as a human family to address them,” the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji has said.

Archbishop-elect Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, elected  President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on 09 March 2022. Credit: Catholic Broadcast Commission,Nigeria.

Newly Appointed Archbishop in Nigeria Elected President of Catholic Bishops' Conference

Mar 9, 2022

Four days after being appointed Archbishop for Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese, Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji who has been at the helm of Umuahia Diocese has been elected President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).

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.