By Kurt Jensen • Catholic News Service • Posted December 21, 2020 . Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. 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 : 68: 1952.08.07: Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (68), Bishop of Sokoto : 68: 1952.08.31 Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have repeatedly called on the government to impose strict measures to protect her citizens. Bishop Joseph (Ignatius) Shanahan, C.S.Sp. †, Vicar Apostolic Emeritus of Southern Nigeria {Nigeria Meridionale} Bishop Patrick Francis Sheehan , O.S.A. https://catholicherald.co.uk/catholic-bishops-in-nigeria-address-national-crisis WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic bishop of Gboko, Nigeria, and the Knights of … †, Bishop Emeritus of Kano Archbishop Paul Fouad Naïm Tabet †, Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece The Catholic Church in Nigeria is mainly composed of a Latin hierarchy, joined in a national Episcopal Conference of Nigeria, and a single Eastern Catholic (transnational) see, comprising: . Electors; Non-Voting Read the Communique issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 11-20 Sept 2019 The Catholic Church in Nigeria through its hierarchy, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has remained persistent and consistent in the protection of the integrity of Nigerians as well as ensuring Justice, equity and fairness at sharing the country’s resources. Pioneer bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Imo State, Most Rev. 9 Latin rite ecclesiastical provinces, each under a Metropolitan Archbishop, with a total of 44 suffragan dioceses; one missionary apostolic vicariate; one Maronite diocese, for all Western and Central Africa Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Sokoto Diocese in northern Nigeria has lamented that this year’s Christmas is again coming against a backdrop of so much pain, sorrow and uncertainty in Nigeria.The highly respected and outspoken Catholic Bishop, who hails from northern state of Kaduna, said in his Christmas message titled, ‘A nation in search of […] Dr. Gregory Ochiagha is dead. Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, has expressed worry over the rising inflation and insecurity in the country. Most Junior as Bishop; Most Senior as Bishop; Active Near Age Limit; Cardinals. Ezeokafor said the inflation was exacerbated by …