Fr Peter Chukwu emerges Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese


Rev Fr. Peter Nworie Chukwu has been appointed the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese.

New Bishop of Catholic Church of Abakaliki Diocese, Rev Fr Peter Nworie Chukwu.

Fr Chukwu was appointed by his predecessor, Fr Michael N. Okoro who was reportedly resigned from the position.

Sources said: "The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Abakaliki (Nigeria), presented by HE Msgr. Michael Nnachi Okoro.

"At the same time he appointed Rev. Peter Nworie Chukwu, currently parish priest of St. Patrick in Nduruku-Amagu and Professor at the Ebonyi State University of Abakaliki, Bishop of the same See."

The Curriculum vitae of the new Bishop made available to NATIONAL PANEL read:

HE Mons. Peter Nworie Chukwu was born on November 5, 1965 in Ededeagu Umuezekohohu (Ezza North LGA) in the Diocese of Abakaliki. After attending the Seat of Wisdom Seminary in Owerri, where he completed his philosophical studies (1985-1989), he completed his theological studies (1990-1993) at the Bigard Memorial Major Seminary in Enugu. Subsequently he studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio (2000-2001) and at the Marquette University in Milwaukee, in the United States of America (USA), obtaining a Doctorate in Philosophy (2002-2007). He was ordained a priest on 3 July 1993, incardinating himself in the Diocese of Abakaliki.

After his priestly ordination he held the following positions: Parish Vicar of St. John the Evangelist in Okpaugwu (1993-1994); Vice-Rector of the St. Augustine Minor Seminary (1993); Parish Vicar of St. Michael in Ogboji (1994); Parish priest of St. Mulumba in Echara Ikwo (1994-1996); Parish priest of St. Paul in Uburu (1996-2000); Pastor of All Saints in Fremont and of St. Joseph in White Cloud, in the Diocese of Grand Rapids and Adjunct Professor at Aquinas College , USA (2000-2010); President of the Association of Nigerian Priests of the Diocese of Abakaliki (2010-2017). From 2010 up to now he has been parish priest of St. Patrick in Nduruku-Amagu; since 2011 Professor at Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki and since 2017 Spiritual Director of the Novitiate of the Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd .


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