Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji celebrates his 70th Birthday
Date: 2022-01-13 -
The Catholic Bishop of Umuahia, Most Rev. Dr. L.I. Ugorji celebrates his 70th Birthday on Thursday, January 13, 2022. The event will start with the celebration of the Holy Mass at Mater Dei Cathedral, by 10am. After the Mass comes the reception ceremony. My Lord, we pray and wish you a Happy Birthday of good health of mind and body. More grace-filled years to you.
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The Diocese of Umuahia was erected on June 23, 1958 with Most Rev. Anthony Gogo Nwaedo C.S.Sp. as its first Bishop and Most Rev Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji as the second Bishop. The diocese was carved out from the then Diocese of Owerri. Since its inception, two other dioceses: Okigwe (1981) and Aba (1990) have been excised from it. Its present area of about 2,460.40km2 spans six Local Government Areas: Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ikwuano, Bende, Ohafia and Arochukwu.