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As at 2016, the diocese has 43 missions, 219 lay religious (33 brothers, 186 sisters), and 198 seminarians. Residents of Madagali local government area in Adamawa State have called for improved security following the recent kidnap of three girls by Boko Haram insurgents. The village head of Madaka in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Zakari Ya’u Idris, has been reportedly killed by gunmen over the inability of his people to raise money demanded as ransom. Solomon Amatu as the chief shepherd of the diocese. Rev. 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Father Christian Amusuo for allegedly shooting his assistant, Rev Father Precious Osuji, who is the Parish priest of the Church, Eziama – Osuama, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. By Peterclaver Ubochi. Godfrey Onah (appointed) The bishops call this the table of universalism, but we call it the table of domination. Father Christian Amusuo for allegedly shooting his assistant, Rev Father Precious Osuji , who is the Parish priest of the Church, Eziama – Osuama, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. George Orwell the poet in his book Animal Farm was apt and succinctly philosophical when he postulated that “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”. His Episcopal Ordination was on 28th April 2007. Fr. The Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Most Rev. Website; www.okigwediocese.org: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Okigwe (Latin: Okigwen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Okigwe, Imo State in the Ecclesiastical province of Owerri in Nigeria. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Amatu. Most Rev.     container: 'taboola-right-rail-thumbnails', Obinna disclosed this in his […] ONITSHA ARCHDIOCESE Most Rev. The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Rt.     target_type: 'mix' He was succeeded by Most Rev. Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (s.17. Anthony J.V. Priests have been charged to shun all forms of distractions and focus on their priestly vocation. Rev. Solomon Amatu. Solomon Amatu, has sacked Rev. Bishop John Oyejola of Oshogbo Diocese was originally ordained for Oyo Diocese. Most Hollywood productions have shut down again until at least mid-January, the movie industry’s acting union announced, as COVID-19 cases soar to record levels in Los Angeles. Peter Okpalaeke? ONDO DIOCESE Most Rev. Others were the Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev Solomon Amatu, the Auxilliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, His Lordship, Most Rev Moses Chikwe and the Bishop … He went on to produce a chart that showed that six out of the current bishops in the two provinces are from Awka Diocese alone – Bishop Simon Okafor (emeritus Bishop of Awka), Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor (Awka), Bishop Vincent Ezeonyia (Aba), Bishop Solomon Amatu (Okigwe), Archbishop Valerian Okeke (Onitsha), and Bishop Peter Okpalaeke, whose appointment to Ahiara is at the root … 39. What is universal about Onitsha Province having 15 bishops, while Owerri The burial was attended by over 50 catholic bishops including: Francis Cardinal Arinze,Most Rev. This aphorism played itself out at the requiem Mass celebrated by Most Rev. Most Rev. Monsignor Miletus Eze and Right Rev. Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (70), Bishop of Okigwe : 70: 1950.12.17: Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (68), Bishop of Umuahia , Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria: 68: 1952.01.13: Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (68), Bishop of Ogoja : … The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Rt. Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu came on board as the Auxiliary Bishop. 38. Solomon Amatu, gave the charge during the ordination of 20 priests at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe, … Father Christian Amusuo for allegedly shooting his assistant, Rev Father Precious Osuji , who is … Emma Anene of Oyo diocese, Peter Okpalaeke of Ahiara diocese, Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nsukka diocese, bishop Everestus Onaga of Enugu diocese, Bishop Hillary okeke of Nnewi diocese, John Uya of Uyo diocese, Bishop Solomon Amatu of Okigwe diocese, Bishop …   }); In a tweet on his official handle, he said, “Let us pray to the Lord for Nigeria, so that every form of violence might always be avoided, in the constant search of social harmony through the promotion of justice and the common good.”. The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Bishop Solomon Amatu, on Saturday, charged couples in Nigeria to endeavour to keep their marriage vows.     mode: 'thumbnails-rr', Two heads are better than one. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   window._taboola = window._taboola || []; Your Lordship, Most Rev. Solomon Amatu, the Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese has sacked Rev. Bishop Amatu posited this during the Requiem Mass for the interment of late Ezinna Cyril Iwuanyanwu held at St. Jude’s Catholic Church Umueze II in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State on Friday, April 26, 2013. Solomon Amatu, has sacked Rev. Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, campaign posters of Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello have surfaced on some major roads in Kano State. Jude Arogundade Bishop’s House, Ondo By-Pass, Box 46, Akure, Ondo State E-Mail: [email protected] Reverend Kelechi M. Uzuegbu, upon presentation of Most Reverend Solomon A. Amatu, Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Nigeria, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Columbia. Monsignor Augustine Ojei. The Debt Stock is made up of the Domestic and External Debt Stocks of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), the 36 State Governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Most Rev. His prayer was heard. Bishop Simon Akwali Okafor (9 September 1994 Appointed - 17 April 2010 Retired) Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (8 July 2011 – present) Auxiliary Bishops. The third Owerri Archdiocesan Synod expected to hold from November 24 – 30, 2020, will no longer take place. The statement read: “following the recent suspension of the nine-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester as from Jan.11, 2021”. Monsignor John Aduba, Right Rev. OKIGWE DIOCESE Most Rev. The FCT Administration has warned traders and marketers at Jabi Mall to comply with COVID-19 guidelines or have their business premises shut down to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Bishop Ilonu retired as the local ordinary of Okigwe Diocese on April 22, 2006; after diligently nurturing the diocese as an exemplary leader and father. Personal Information. Bishop Francis Okobo 11 Bishop Vincent Ezeonyia 12 Bishop Solomon Amatu 13 Bishop Simon Okafor (emeritus) 14 Fr. Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (Coadjutor Bishop: 28 May 2005; Bishop: 22 Apr 2006) Affiliated Bishops, Deceased Anthony Ekezia Ilonu † (Bishop: 24 Jan 1981 to 22 Apr 2006 ) Father Christian Amusuo for allegedly shooting his assistant, Rev Father Precious Osuji , who is the Parish priest of the Church, Eziama – Osuama, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area … Monsignor Michael Nwokolo, Right Rev. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Bishop Amatu grateful for CWO Support – As Okigwe Diocesan Council ends 2015 Annual Seminar. 37. Bishop Okafor heaved a sigh of relief. Instead, a Pastoral Congress will now hold on November 25 and 26, 2020. Principal Consecrator was Archbishop Renzo Fratini then Nuncio to Nigeria, Principal Co Consecrators were Archbishop Valerian Okeke, Archbishop of Onitsha and Bishop Solomon Amamchukwu Amatu, Bishop of Okigwe. Charles Uganwa listed the clerics to include Right Rev. Francis F. Alonge Bishop’s Secretariat Ondo By-pass Box 46, Akure Ph. 034-241263, 241393 ONITSHA DIOCESE Most Rev. Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (2000-2005), appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Okigwe; Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (2007-2011), appointed Bishop here Solomon Amatu, has sacked Rev. Catholic Bishop of Okigwe, Most Rev. Rev. Therefore he appealed to Rome for an auxiliary Bishop. Bishop Solomon Amatu of Okigwe Diocese in Imo State, is from Awka, Anambra State. Ndah played all the entire minutes of the match as Akwa United failed to turn their dominance to goals at the Nest of champions. Valerian Okeke This appointment is effective May 1, 2019. 1950 Priestly Ordination: October 7. Read all the latest news, breaking stories, top headlines, opinion, pictures and videos about Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu from Nigeria and the world on today.ng A statement by the Diocesan Director of Communications, Rev. Bishop Amanchukwu converted all those who did not know God within the diocese as his name depicts through his wise homily. The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has strongly condemned the execution of a child offender in Iran on Thursday morning. Bishop’s House All Hallows Chancery P. O. The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Rt. Rev. Box 27, Ogoja, Cross River State. 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