Lucius Ugorji Appointed Catholic Archbishop o-Of Owerri

Most Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Lucius Ugorji, a former Catholic Bishop of Umuahia and Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese, has been appointed the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Diocese.

This was announced on Sunday by Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio (Representative of the Pope in Nigeria) during the ongoing First Plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja.

Ugorji now replaces Archbishop Anthony l Obinna who has been in that position since March 26 1994.

Recall that in December 2020, Ugorji had resigned his position as chairman, Governing Council of Imo State University, Owerri, a decision that stunned Governor Hope Uzodinma.

Ugorji reportedly said he could not understand how Uzodinma expected him to preside over an underfunded and stagnant University as a man of God.

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