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‘Peaceful Imo Non-Negotiable’ Says New Owerri Catholic Archbishop

'Peaceful Imo Non-Negotiable' Says New Owerri Catholic Archbishop

‘Peaceful Imo Non-Negotiable’ Says New Owerri Catholic Archbishop

Peaceful Imo Non-Negotiable – New Owerri Catholic Archbishop

Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji, the new archbishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Owerri, has urged individuals who are fuelling unrest in the state to cease fire.

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At his installation as the second metropolitan archbishop of the province on Thursday, which took place at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri, Ugorji made the request.

He said, “Peace comes when people are free from oppression, unemployment, exploitation and injustice. The church will continue to partner with government in making the society better”.

Ugorji described the archbishop emeritus of the province, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, as an erudite, zealous, and consummate missionary who made great sacrifices for the growth of the province and the church as a whole.

‘Peaceful Imo Non-Negotiable’ Says New Owerri Catholic Archbishop

The archbishop submitted that Obinna left a shoe big enough for anyone to fit into, but maintained that he was coming to the headship of the province with his own ‘customized shoe’.

Uzodimma stated that much is expected of the new archbishop, especially at a time the nation is at crossroads and battling with insecurity.

Uzodimma urged the new archbishop to be the voice of the voiceless and to always stand for truth and justice.

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Filipazzi condemned what he described as a social media attack on Bishop Callistus Onaga of the Enugu Diocese. Over the closure of the Adoration Ministries of Enugu operated by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

The nuncio urged the faithful to be conscious of their relationship with their bishop. And respect the laws of the church.


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