Pope appoints Rt. Rev. Moses Chikwe Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese
The Rt. Rev. Moses Chikwe has been consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province. He is to take over from Archbishop Anthony J. V. Obinna.
At the episcopal consecration at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, Imo State, the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, who was accompanied by his deputy, Gerald Irona advised Chikwe to work according to Obinna’s precepts. He commended him for working to the tops in the Catholic community.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, was represented by Papal Noncio.
The Pope appointed Chikwe, currently, Director of Education of the Archdiocese, and collaborator of the Parish of St. Thomas More, as auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Owerri (Nigeria), assigning him the Titular See of Flumenzer.
He was ordained by Obinna in 1996. Archbishop Obinna was born on June 26, 1946, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Obinna of Emekuku, Owerri, Imo State.
He was ordained priest of Catholic Church on April 9, 1972.
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