Archdiocese of Onitsha

Fr. Basil Gbuzuo, abducted on May 15 along Eke Nkpor-Obosi bypass in the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha in Nigeria regains freedom. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha

“Full of gratitude for prayerful solidarity”: Catholic Priest Abducted from Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria, Set Free

May 24, 2024

Fr. Basil Gbuzuo, the Catholic Priest who, was abducted on May 15 along Eke Nkpor-Obosi bypass in the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha in Nigeria has been set free.

Fr. Basil Gbuzuo, abducted from Nigeria's Catholic  Archdiocese of Onitsha on 15 May 2024. Credit: Catholic  Archdiocese of Onitsha

Prayer Appeal for “quick, safe release” of Catholic Priest Kidnapped from Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria

May 16, 2024

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha for the “quick and safe release” of Fr. Basil Gbuzuo who was abducted on Wednesday, May 15.

Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke of Nigeria's Onitsha Archdiocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Amid Multiple Challenges of Life, Nigerians “need to walk by faith”: Catholic Archbishop

Apr 21, 2023

There is need for Nigerians “to walk by faith” as they seek to surmount the myriad of challenges, including life threatening ones such as insecurity and lawlessness, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Onitsha Archdiocese has said. 

Fr. Joseph Igweagu. Credit: Archdiocese of Onitsha

Catholic Archdiocese in Nigeria Appeals for Prayers for “unconditional release” of Priest

Oct 18, 2022

The Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha in Nigeria is calling on the people of God to pray for the “unconditional release” of Fr. Joseph Igweagu who was kidnapped on October 12 as he returned to his Parish residence after presiding over a funeral Vigil Mass.

Archbishop Valerian Okeke distributing relief materials to the less privileged in a ceremony at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Onitsha, Nigeria. / Archdiocese of Onitsha

“Without people, there would be no Church”: Nigerian Prelate over Care for Less Privileged

May 9, 2020

The need to care for the people of God in society amid COVID-19 restrictions is significant for the very existence of church because these people, including the less privileged, constitute the church institution, a Nigerian Archbishop has said.