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CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION) ELECT FOUR BISHOPS AND ARCHBISHOP
OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION) ELECT FOUR BISHOPS AND ARCHBISHOP
(BY FOLUSO TAIWO)
The church of Nigeria Anglican Communion at
its Episcopal meeting held at IBRU Centre Agbarha-Otor has elected new Bishops
and an Archbishop.
The new Archbishop for Aba Province is the
Rt Rev Ikechi Nwosu, the incumbent Bishop of the Diocese of Umuahia.
He will replace the most Rev Dr Ugochukwu
Uwaoma Ezuoke Archbishop Aba Province who is retiring.
The newly elected bishops are Ven Christian
Ugwuzor of St James church Egbelu Eziukwu in Aba Diocese, as the new Bishop of
Aba. He will replace the retiring Bishop of Aba Most Rev Dr Ugochukwu Ezuoke.
Venerable Monday Nkweagu of Christ church
Achi Agu Ngbo Diocese, is the new Bishop for Abakaliki Diocese. He will replace
the Rt Rev V.D. Benson the incumbent Bishop who is retiring.
Venerable Marcus Madugu Dogo of St Lukes
Cathedral Kebbi Diocese is the newly elected Bishop for Kafanchan Diocese. He
replaces the Rt Rev William Diya the outgoing Bishop of Kafanchan.
Very Rev Jacob Kwashi has been elected new
Bishop of Zonkwa Diocese. Before his election Very Rev Kwashi was the Dean of
St Michael’s Cathedral Kaduna. He replaces the Rt Rev Praises Omole-Ekun now of
St Francis of Assisi Wusasa Zaria.
Two other candidates elected Suffragan
Bishops are Venerable Julian Mark Dobbs and Rev Canon Felix C. Chidozie Orji.
The consecration of the six new Bishops will
take place on Sunday 25th September 2011 at the Archbishop Vining
Memmorial Cathedral Church Ikeja Lagos at Ten in the morning.
Meanwhile the presentation of the Rt Rev
Ikechi Nwosu as the new Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Aba will
hold on Tuesday, 11th October 2011 at the St Stephen’s Cathedral
Umuahia in Umuahia North local government area of Abia state at 10.00 am.
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