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Vatican appoints five papal chamberlains in Delta

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Pope Francis appointed five priests in Issele-Uku Catholic Diocese, Delta State, as chamberlains.

Those appointed are Monsignors John Aduba, Michael Nwokolo, Parker Ogboi, Miletus Eze and Augustine Ojei.

Created on July 5, 1973 by Pope Pius XI from Benin Archdiocese, Issele-Uku Diocese covers six councils, including Aniocha South and North, Oshimili South and North, Ika South and North-East. It has 93 parishes, 232 priests and nine monsignors.

The Diocesan Director of Communications, Rev. Fr. Charles Uganwa, said the bishop, Michael Elue, would invest the five papal chamberlains on Saturday, October 31.

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According to Uganwa, the ceremony, which will be in line with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protocols, will begin by 10a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Issele-Uku.

He said the honour was given to the five in recognition of their selfless contributions to the local church and humanity.

Uganwa stated that the Pope, in his letter conferring the honour, urged them to see it as a call to contribute more in the development of the Nigerian society.
THOUSAND of Christians from the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Delta State, yesterday held a Black Sunday Service to mourn the young Nigerians killed by security operatives during the #EndSARS protests across the country.

Delta State PFN Chairman, Bishop Kingsley Enakirerhi, in a message entitled ‘Why God Allows Protests’ told the Christians in black attires that even God recognised protests as a way of expressing grievances against constituted authorities.

Recalling the protest led by Moses and Aaron against the oppression of the Israelites by the government of Pharaoh in the book of Exodus, Enakirerhi noted that God directed the protest that eventually led to the freedom of Israel.

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