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Warri Diocese

Bishop John Oke Afareha (left) and Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Nigerian Bishop, Appoints Apostolic Administrator

Apr 19, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop John Oke Afareha from the pastoral care of Warri Diocese in Nigeria and appointed Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze as Apostolic Administrator of the Nigerian Episcopal See.

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu, a Priest of Nigeria’s Warri diocese freed Sunday, March 21 after spending a week in captivity / Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recovering from Trauma after Weeklong Captivity

Mar 25, 2021

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been kidnapped March 15 is recovering from trauma after having spent a week in captivity.

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu who was kidnapped Monday, March 15 in Nigeria's Warri Diocese. / Courtesy Photo

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy, Safe Release of Nigerian Catholic Priest Kidnapped March 15

Mar 18, 2021

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Warri Diocese for the safe and “speedy release” of the member of the Clergy who was abducted Monday, March 15.