Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for Catholic Diocese of Nsukka

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor
Godfrey Onah as the new Bishop of the Catholic
Diocese of Nsukka, Enugu State, a church official said.
Rev. Fr. Chuma Nnamene, the Director of Social
Communication in Nsukka Catholic Diocese, said
Onah would succeed retiring Bishop Francis
Okobo.
Nnamene said Onah was before his appointment
the Vice-Rector at the Pontifical Urban
University, Rome.
“Yes, Pope Francis has approved Onah, a
professor of Philosophy and Theology, to
succeed Bishop Francis Okobo of Nsukka
Catholic Diocese.
“Okobo is the pioneer bishop of Nsukka Diocese
when the diocese was curved out from Enugu
Diocese in 1990.

“The diocese is happy on the appointment of the new bishop as well as the achievements of the outgoing bishop,’’ Nnamene said
Mr Felix Odoh, a Christian father, said that the
diocese would ever remain grateful to Okobo as
the pioneer bishop of the diocese who worked
tirelessly to develop the church.
“I am happy that today the diocese has got a
new bishop who will continue where Okobo
stopped.

“The diocese is grateful to Pope Francis for
approving a new bishop for the diocese since
Okobo is due for retirement,” Odo said.
Timothy Ezema, a Catholic youth, said that the
task before the new bishop would be to ensure
that the cathedral building of the diocese started
more than 10 years was completed.

“The Catholic faithful of the diocese will be
happy if the new bishop completes the cathedral
building in the next three years.
“Okobo has tried by ensuring that building was
roofed and plastered.
“My prayer is that God will grant the new bishop
the wisdom and blessing to pilot the affairs of
the diocese,’’ Ezema said.

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