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).
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria and appointed his successor.
The Nigerian Priest kidnapped October 13 in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia has regained freedom “unhurt”, his Local Ordinary has confirmed.
Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe release of an abducted member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia.
The Nigerian Religious Cleric abducted earlier this week on his way to his dad’s funeral has been “unconditionally released,” the leadership of his Religious Congregation has announced.
In the wake of the recent spate of violence in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna, a Cleric in Africa’s most populous nation has called on the country’s Federal Government to embrace a “grassroots approach in handling” insecurity in the affected regions of the country.
At the Eucharistic celebration on the occasion of the Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese Thursday, July 30, the Local Ordinary of the same Diocese advised the Bishop-elect to view his appointment as a humble service to the people of God and not as “an honor” that triggers “self-glorification.”
Over the weekend, Pope Francis elevated the dioceses of Pointe-Noire and Owando in Congo-Brazzaville to Archdioceses, appointing Bishop Miguel Ángel Olaverri Arroniz and Bishop Victor Abagna Mossa as their first Metropolitan Archbishops respectively.