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Investiture Ceremony of the Chaplains of His Holiness, Papal Kights and Dames


The Catholic Diocese of Umuahia celebrates the investiture ceremony of her newly 16 appointed awardees by His Holiness Pope Francis. Four Mosignori and Eight Papal Knights, and Four Dames. There names are:


A. Monsignori

1. Rev. Msgr. James Abosike

2. Rev. Msgr. Austin Kanu

3. Rev. Msgr. Francis Nwaiwu

4. Rev. Msgr. Leo Amafili


B. Knighthood of the Order of St. Sylvester the Pope

1. Sir. Kevin Nnanyere Amugo

2. Sir. Gabriel O. C. Okenwa

3. Sir. Ikechukwu G. Ijeomah


C. Dames of the Order of St. Sylvester the Pope

1. Lady Evelyn Ada Echefu

2. Lady Chinedu S. Brown

3. Lady Charity U. Ejiogu


D. Knighthood of the Order of St. Gregory De Great

1. Sir. Christopher G. C. Ohadiugha

2. Sir. James Ogbuja O. Ikoro

3. Sir. Eugene O. Emenalo

4. Sir. Innocent C. Eneogwe

5. Sir. Christopher N. Nwanevu


E. Dame of the Order of St. Gregory De Great

1. Lady Charity Egwuekwe

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Msgr. John Loyd Ukaegbu 60th Priestly Anniversary

Date: 2022-07-29 -

There will be a diocesan celebration for the 60th Priestly Anniversary of the first ordained Catholic Priest in the diocese of Umuahia, Monsignor John Loyd Ukaegbu, on the 29th of July 2022 at Mater Dei Cathedral, beginning with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist by 10am. Other activities will follow at the Jubilee hall immediately after the Mass.

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logoThe 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.

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