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Bishop Okpaleke Inaugurates 2020/2021 Academic, Formation Year at PJP II Major Seminary Okpuno

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK), Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, on behalf of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, last Monday, November 23, inaugurated the 2020/2021 Academic and Formation Year of the Onitsha Provincial-owned Pope John Paul (PJP) II Major Seminary, Okpuno, Awka South LGA,  Anambra State. In his keynote address, ...

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Sir Vincent, Lady Rachael Okonkwo Celebrate 50 Years of God’s Goodness

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba After exchanging marital vows in 1970, Chief Sir Vincent and Lady Rachael Okonkwo, KSJI, of Umudunu Village, Abagana, Anambra State, last Saturday, November 14, celebrated their 50-Year Marriage Anniversary, amid fulfilled joy and thanksgiving to God. Speaking shortly after the thanksgiving Mass held at St Mark’s Catholic Church, Abagana, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State, the husband, Sir Okonkwo, ...

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CMO Ekwulobia Diocese Inaugurates Pioneer Executive

Builds Role Model CMO for CADEK– Fr Nwankwo By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba An 11-man team of pioneer executive members has been inaugurated to pilot the affairs of the Catholic Men’s Organisation, Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CMO-CADEK), for the next four years. Inaugurating the new executive at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, last Monday, November 16, the chief chaplain ...

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Fr Agbadugo, Family, Bid Bernard Agabdugo Farewell

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Still filled with sorrow over the sudden death of their dear one six months ago, the family of the late Ozo Bernard Chinonye Agbadugo and Mrs Grace Ngozi Agbadugo, of Ubili Village, Nnokwa, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State, in resignation to the will of God, on Saturday, October 31, mourned the demise of the late Sir Bernard ...

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Patriarch of Nnatuanya Family Goes Home at 101

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Many priests and laity, on October 16, graced the funeral ceremony of the patriarch of Nnatuanya Family of Umuokechi, Umudiana Village, Amikwo, Awka, the late Ichie Stephen Obiora Nnatuanya. The late Ichie Nnatuanya, who died at the age of 101 years, in the heat of COVID-19 pandemic in May 2020, was the father of Rev Fr Vincent ...

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St Paul’s Uga is First Dedicated Church in Ekwulobia Diocese

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Amid joy and thanksgiving to God, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK), Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, in a well-attended Holy Mass on Sunday, November 1, 2020 (the Solemnity of All Saints), dedicated the beautifully finished St Paul’s Catholic Church, Uga, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, to be in totality, a holy place of prayer ...

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Bishop Okpaleke to Laity, Live up to Your Co-Responsible Duties

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Bishop of the Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese (CADEK), Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, has charged the laity of the diocese to collaborate with their priests, as well as live up to what he called their co-responsible duties, for the healthy growth of the Church. Bishop Okpaleke who gave the charge at his maiden meeting and ...

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Two Ekwulobia Diocesan Foundation Priests, One for Nnewi, Increase Igboukwu Priests to 98

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Two, out of the three foundation priests of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK), Rev Fr Samuel Ekenedirichukwu Nwankwo and Rev Fr Stanley Kenechukwu Moses; alongside Rev Fr Mark-Anthony Onyebuchi, who was ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, were last Sunday, October 11, welcomed into the family of Igboukwu indigenous Catholic priests at a grand reception ...

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Fr Okeakpu calls for Selfless Service, Thanksgiving

…As Obeledu Catholic Community Receives New Indigenous Priest, 3 Religious By Mercy Hill and Alexander Johnson Adejoh Obeledu Catholic Community, in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State, last weekend, held a grand reception in honour of her newly ordained priest, Rev. Fr Kingsley Okpata; two Silver Jubilarians, Rev Sr MariaClaudia Nnaemeka (IHM) and Rev Sr Chukwuemelie Ezeodili (IHM); and a Final ...

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Abagana Catholic Community Receives her 26th Priest

…Celebrates Msgr Nwazojie, Sr Beatrice Okonkwo at 50; Fr Ogbunambala at 25 By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The entire faithful of Abagana Catholic Community, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, rolled out their drums for a grand reception in honour of the 50-Year Priestly Anniversary of the second indigenous priest of the town, Very Rev Msgr Basil K. Nwazojie, and for the 50-Year ...

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