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APPOINTMENT OF THE BISHOP OF UMUAHIA DIOCESE (NIGERIA)

2022-11-01

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APPOINTMENT OF THE BISHOP OF UMUAHIA (NIGERIA)

The Holy Father has appointed His Excellency Msgr. Michael Kalu Ukpong the bishop of Umuahia Diocese 

 

Curriculum vitae

S.E. Mons. Michael Kalu Ukpong è nato il 15 dicembre 1964 ad Amaekpu Ohafia, nella Diocesi di Umuahia. Ha frequentato il Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary a Owerri e il St. Joseph Major Seminary a Ikot Ekpene.

È stato ordinato sacerdote il 7 agosto 1993 per il clero della Diocesi di Umuahia.

Ha svolto i seguenti ministeri: Vicario parrocchiale della St. Finbarr’s a Umuahia (1993-1994); Segretario del Vescovo di Umuahia (1994-1996); Parroco della St. John’s a Item (1996-1999); Editore del Lumen Newspaper della Diocesi di Umuahia (1999-2001); Cappellano presso la Christ the King Chaplaincy a Umudike (2001-2003).

Ha studiato Diritto Canonico presso il Klaus-Mörsdorf-Institut für Kanonistik del Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität a Monaco (2004-2007) e, successivamente, ha conseguito il Dottorato in Teologia presso l’Universität von Regensburg a Ratisbona (2008-2014).

Ha ricoperto i seguenti incarichi: Vicario parrocchiale della St. Joseph’s a Reinhausen (2008-2011), della Assumption ad Ascholtshausen (2011-2013) e nell’Unità parrocchiale Berathausen-Pfraundorf (2013-2016) nella Diocesi di Regensburg, Germania; Preside della Coronata Secondary School ad Asaga Ohafia (2016-2018); Cancelliere della Diocesi di Umuahia e Parroco della St. Theresa’s a Umuahia (2018-2020).




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Date: 2022-09-08 - 2022-09-10

The Catholic Diocese of Umuahia wishes to invite everyone to join in celebrating "THE NATIVITY OF OUR BLESSED VIRGIN MARY"   From Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th of September 2022.   Venue: Mater Dei Cathedral at Marian shrine.   Time: 4:30pm on Thursday and Friday.   Saturday (Grand finale) - 9:00am

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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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