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