Onitsha Archdiocese

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

Nigeria’s Onitsha Diocese to Observe 21 Days of Prayer, Fasting ahead of Elections

Feb 2, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of the Onitsha Archdiocese in Nigeria has declared a 21-day period of prayer and fasting, seeking God’s graces over the general elections scheduled for February 25.   

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“Be warned”, Archbishop in Nigeria Cautions Public against Priest Fueling Tribal Remarks

Feb 23, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese in Nigeria has told the people of God in his Metropolitan See to stay away from a Priest who “sneaked into” the Nigerian Archdiocese where he is said to be fueling tribal utterances.

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Separatists Storm Parish in Nigeria’s Onitsha Archdiocese, Holy Mass “temporarily” Halted

Jan 18, 2022

Militants alleged to be enforcers of the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group in Nigeria, stormed St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish of Onitsha Archdiocese Tuesday, January 18 in an incident that saw Holy Mass that was being celebrated “temporarily” halted.

Some of the Bishops of the Owerri/Onitsha Ecclesiastical Provinces during the presentation of their message. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria in “great danger unless we bring a new spirit”: Bishops in Owerri, Onitsha

May 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Provinces of Onitsha and Owerri have raised concerns about incessant insecurity in the country.

Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria. / Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province Urge Caution amid COVID-19 Upsurge

Jan 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province have urged vigilance and caution amid reports of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the West African country. 

The house built and furnished for Adaoma Aniwetalu, a physically challenged girl by Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha Archdiocese.

Nigerian Archbishop Builds House for Physically Challenged Girl, Offers Her Scholarship

Sep 9, 2020

The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Onitsha Archdiocese, Archbishop Valerian Okeke on Tuesday, September 8 blessed and handed over a house he helped build and furnish for a physically challenged girl in his ecclesiastical jurisdiction.

Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha, Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Onitsha Archdiocese “to slowly lift suspension” on Public Mass

Apr 27, 2020

In view of the envisaged easing of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by Nigeria's Anambra State, home to the Metropolitan See of Onitsha, the Archbishop has announced the possibility of lifting the suspension of Public Mass, albeit slowly.