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Archbishop Ugorji emerges the New President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria

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The Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji, has been elected the new President of CBCN, taking over from Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze whose four year tenure just ended.

To assist Archbishop Ugorji as the Vice President is Archbishop Matthew Ndagoso of Kaduna Archdiocese. The new CBCN Secretary is Bishop  Donatus Ogun, OSA, of Uromi Diocese, while Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo of Abeokuta Diocese is the Assistant Secretary.

Besides the principal officers, other Bishops were also elected to oversee various departments and units of the Catholic Secretariat.

The new officers will lead the Conference for the next four years.

Recall that Archbishop Ugorji was recently appointed the Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese. Before his appointment by the Holy See Pope Francis 1, he was the Bishop of Umuahia Diocese and also the Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese following the resignation of the former Bishop of Ahiara Diocese who is now the Pioneer Bishop of Ekwulobia Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Eberechukwu Okpaleke.

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