Investiture Ceremony of the Newly appointed Monsignors, Papal Knights and Dames of St. Gregory and St. Sylvester
Date: 2021-06-19 -
There would be investiture ceremony of the newly appointed Monsignors, Papal Knights, and Dames from the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia on Saturday 19th June, 2021 at Mater Dei Cathedral by 10am. They are 16 in number, 4 Monsignori, 8 Papal Knights and 4 Dames
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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.