Bishops. He was born October 12th 1984. Bishop Stepan Sus, 38, was consecrated a bishop in Kyiv’s Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ Jan. 12. Catholic Dioceses in Federal Republic of Nigeria (Nigeria) by Type: by Name: by Ecclesiastical Province: Former Circumscriptions: Ecclesiastical Provinces (9): Type: Churches and Bishops External Links. Dr. Moses Chikwe in Owerri, Imo State. Bishops pledge to uphold high standards. Bishop Rayvic Ifeanyi Ogbonna was ordained … All; Living Only; Deceased Only. The present president of the CBCN as of 2020 is Augustine Obiora Akubeze, Archbishop of Benin city, who was preceded by the Archbishop of Jos Catholic Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama. At the funeral of the seminarian kidnapped and then killed in the state of Kaduna, in north-western Nigeria, Mons. The world’s youngest Catholic bishop has been consecrated in Ukraine Sunday. Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan 14, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- The world’s youngest Catholic bishop was consecrated in Ukraine Sunday. The group said the situation called for deeper introspection as the state’s political leadership … Nigerian Catholic bishop pleads for nonviolence, Time has come for Christians to have a stronger voice in government to overcome poverty, violence, bishop says during Mass for murdered seminarian Official Website of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Moving Beyond Precarious Living in Nigeria. Bishop Stepan Sus, 38, was consecrated a bishop … Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. The auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, Most Rev. Boko Haram is the notorious radical Muslim group that violently slaughters non-Muslims by such means as decapitation or burning people alive. The Bishop of Awaka is the latest of Catholic bishops to denounce violence, including against Christians, asking federal and local authorities to guarantee everyone’s safety. Most Rev. catholic news agency; A Catholic church in Abuja, Nigeria, February 2006. General Information. Conférence des Evêques de Burkina Faso et du Niger Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, has expressed worry over the rising inflation and insecurity in the country. ... 150 bishops, archbishops and cardinals from West Africa took part, with migration the major topic. Moses Chikwe, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. Recent Events. The … WASHINGTON — The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted Sunday in Owerri, the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State. In April 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 young girls from a school in Nigeria, Africa. The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria (CBCN) have addressed the "increasing insecurity" and acts of terrorism in the country in the wake of recent violent attacks, especially in Northern Nigeria. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, Apostolic Administrator . Dr. Charles Hammawa, on Wednesday, called on the international community to intervene in the killings in Nigeria. The Catholic Church in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria has announced the kidnap of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, Most Rev. "As a Catholic bishop, I can clearly see that our influence in the public arena is slowly being reduced," commented Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto in the north east of Nigeria. Bishop Moses Chikwe “is said to have been kidnapped in the night of Sunday 27 December 2020,” the secretary general of the Nigerian bishops’ conference has reported. We are all tired of this situation,” said the Bishops in a statement issued on 8 August. Living Cardinals. Bishops. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, The Most Rev. Pope Francis confirmed his selection Here is a Top 10 List of the Youngest Catholic Bishops in the World There are about 5100 Catholic bishops in the world if you count those from both the Western (Latin or Roman) Rite of the Church and the Eastern Rites of the Church. The kidnapping of Bishop Chikwe took place just a week after the kidnapping of another Catholic religious, Fr Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu, who was abducted on December 15 by gunmen, on his way to his father's funeral. A Communique issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 11-20 Sept 2019 Structured View. In the communique, the Bishops pledge to do all they can to live by the high standards that they advocate. In 1982 as a young girl from a Muslim home I began my journey into the Catholic faith and first met Father Richard Burke a Catholic priest at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Warri Nigeria. (Credit: Jeremy Weate via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).) Bishop Rayvic Ifeanyi Ogbonna is the youngest Bishop in the world, ordained at the age of 29 years on November 23rd 2013. Nigerian police have activated two special teams, the Quick Intervention Team (QUIT) and the Anti Kidnapping Unit (AKU), to locate Bishop Chikwe and arrest his kidnappers. The 53 year-old priest was kidnapped along with his chauffeur near his residence on Sunday night, 27 December. Active Near Age Limit. Moses Chikwe and his driver. The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has expressed concern over the state of insecurity in the country and concluded that “living in Nigeria is very precarious.” By Age; Seniority, by Priestly Ordination; Seniority, by Bishop Ordination. The Catholic Church in Nigeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Intervene in the communique, the auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halyč was an indication that state. Youngest Bishop in the Middle Belt in Eastern Nigeria, Mons Major.. 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