Past Bishop's Profile

One thing I ask of the Lord. This I long to dwell in the house of the Lord,
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Past Catholic Diocese of Umuahia Bishop's Profile

Name: Most Rev. Anthony Gogo Nwedo, C.S.Sp.

Date of Birth: 1912

Date of Priestly Ordination: July 29, 1945

Date of Episcopal Ordination: May 17, 1959

Bishop of Umuahia: May 17, 1959- April 12, 1990

Died: February 12, 2000

Buried February 24, 2000

Motto: Evangelizare Pauperibus Misit Me ( I am sent to preach to the poor)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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  • umuahiabishopsec@gmail.com
  • vicargeneral@umuahiadiocese.org
  • 088-220364, 222259, 08035080682.
  • Diocesan secretariat, 57 Azikwe Road, P.O Box 99, Umuahia. Abia State, Nigeria.