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August 17, 2018

Bishop Ukwuoma inaugurates St. Jude’s Parish Urualla – Says Church brings peace and reconciliation

From L-R: Fr. Dr. Hyginus Chigere, Chief Dona Madumere and wife, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, Rev. Fr. Henry Nweje and Eze John Nwadinigwe (April 13)

  Church as agent of societal development equally brings peace and reconciliation among the people of God wherever it is situated. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma made this known during a Holy Mass at St. Jude’s Parish Urualla to mark the inauguration of the new parish. He stated that whatever thing we do as human beings in life without God will not stand, and that is why everyone must put God first who directs the affairs of our lives. Bishop Ukwuoma said that Catholic Church carries the gospel of Christ down to the rural dwellers for…

Murdered Catholic priest laid to rest in Orlu

Murdered Catholic priest laid to rest in Orlu

The body of late Rev Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo of Orlu Diocese, who was kidnapped and murdered by unknown people recently has been committed to mother earth after a requiem Mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, September 25,2017. In a homily at the Mass, the Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma explained that death is painful in human eye, especially the circumstances behind Fr Onunkwo’s death. According to him, death remains a transformation to eternal life which is a different experience. Bishop Ukwuoma described the deceased as a young man who chose to be an instrument of God’s…

Murder of Orlu Catholic Priest: – Imo CP rewards officers who nabbed suspects

Murder of Orlu Catholic Priest: – Imo CP rewards officers who nabbed suspects

Parades Robbers, kidnappers Reward for hard work is more work though, but in fulfillment of his promise to appreciate the police officers who displayed uncommon zeal, courage and above average intelligence in apprehending criminals in Imo State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Chris O. Ezike has presented Certificate of Commendation to police officers who nabbed suspected hoodlums who kidnapped and murdered, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo in Orlu, on September 1, 2017. The same gang also kidnapped and robbed renowned gospel singer, Prince Chinedu Nwadike, and the rest for similar heroic acts in apprehending criminals. Speaking during the award ceremony at…

Bishop Ukwuoma, Msgr. Nwosu felicitate with Eze Nwaele …As he marks 14 yrs on throne, 75 Birthday

It was joyful day that will remain evergreen in the minds of the royal family of Nwaele in particular and the community in general, Sunday, August 6, 2017 as the traditional ruler of the community H.R.H Eze A.O Nwaele of Ofeahia Amaifeke in Orlu L.G.A of Imo State celebrated his 75th Birthday Anniversary and 14th year of coronation as the traditional ruler of Ofeahia Community.   The occasion which began on Saturday, August 5 with conferment of Chieftaincy titles on some distinguished sons of the community, for their hard-work and enormous contributions to the growth of the area, including the…

Follow church’s teachings – Bishop Ukwuoma advises newly confirmed

Follow church's teachings - Bishop Ukwuoma advises newly confirmed

Christians have been urged to heed to the teachings of the Church in order not to regret their actions at last. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma gave the advise at a two-day pastoral visit to Regina Pacis Parish, Ihioma in Orlu L.G.A, Saturday, June 18 to Sunday 19, 2017.   According to him, the Church remains the light that transforms human nature, through the gospel of Christ and brings development to wherever it comes to, therefore it cannot mislead anyone that comes to her. The bishop said that Catholic Church is the universal church and does…

Orlu Diocese buries 2 priests same day

Monday, May 15, 2017 was a mourning day for the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, as priests, religious both within and outside the diocese, families, friends and relatives came to pay their last respects to Very Rev Msgr. Lazarus Esomonu and Rev Fr. Gerald Francis Ekpedo who were committed to mother earth after a requiem Mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu. Their remains arrived at the Cathedral at about 7:45am and was received by the Cathedral Administrator, Rev Fr. Sylvester Nnaekezie. Delivering a homily during the Mass, Msgr. Joseph Okorie described the demise of the two priests as a great…

Encomiums, as Msgr.Basil Maduike is laid to rest

  The remains of Late Msgr. Basil Maduike has been committed to mother earth after a requiem Mass at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Thursday, 3rd September, 2015. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma who officiated at the Mass in concelebration with other Bishops, said that, late Msgr. Maduike was the first black priest to say Mass in Igbo language at St. Gregory Parish Amaigbo in the late 70s. According the prelate, the deceased was a priest per excellence who served God with his whole heart and humility without compromise. In his speech, the Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical…

Bishop Ukwuoma warns against scaring investors – As he blesses Eva Victory Aluminium

Inset: Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma with Chief Val Nwagu, Sir Clifford Nwagu and  other members of Nwagu family after the blessing of the factory. Host communities of business enterprises have been warned not to scare investors, but instead provide them with the enabling environment to operate without fear of insecurity on their lives and property. His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, Catholic Bishop of Orlu, gave the warning recently (Wednesday July 23, 2015) while commissioning the multi-million Naira Eva Victory Aluminium Company Limited located at Km. 9 Owerri/Orlu Road. He prayed that the host community would appreciate the vital role the…

Collaborative work sustains Church growth – Fr. Egbom

  Collaborative work has been described as the principle that brings progress in every aspect of life, both in the Church and the society at large. Rev Fr. Jude Egbom made this known while, delivering a well articulated Homily at a Eucharistic celebration held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu to mark the seventh anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of the Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma. Fr. Egbom noted that most of the problems the country is facing today are due to misunderstandings and disagreements between leaders at various levels and the masses which, he said have…

KSJI national officers visit Bishop Ukwuoma, Eze Nwosu

Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma flanked by Rev. Fr. Dr. Ralph Madu, SSC Spiritual Director, Maj-Gen Anslem Okafor, SSC President and other officials during the courtesy visit Supreme Subordinate Officers of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) have paid courtesy visits on the Catholic Bishop of Orlu, His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine T. Ukwuoma and the Traditional Ruler of Ihioma Autonomous Community, HRH Eze (Noble) John Nwosu. The National Officers, who were accompanied by officers of some Grand Commanderies were led by Rev. Fr. Dr. Ralph Madu, Supreme Subordinate Spiritual Director and Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN).  The visits…

KSJI Grand Executive rounds off visits to Bishops

The courtesy visits to Bishops of the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province by  Grand Officers of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) Owerri Grand Commandery which started in May this year, have ended. It ended with the visit to His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, the Catholic Bishop of Orlu on Monday, July 7, 2014. The essence of the visits was to introduce the new Grand Officers to the bishops, pledge the loyalty of the Order to the prelates and assure them of the readiness of Knights and Ladies to serve their various dioceses in whatever capacity required. The Grand Executive was…

Bishop Ukwuoma marks 6th Episcopal Ordination – solicits support for Diocesan Projects

The Catholic Bishop of Orlu Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma on Saturday 21st June 2014 marked the sixth year of his Episcopal Ordination.   The occasion attracted friends and well-wishers both from within and outside the diocese. In his remark, the Chairman of the occasion Prof. Anthony Uzoma stressed the importance of a Chief Shepherd to every diocese and his work which centers on the progress, growth and unity of the diocese. He said that Bishop Ukwuoma therefore deserved total support from priests, the religious and indeed the lay faithful of the diocese at both home and abroad. Prof. Uzoma implored the…

CKC Parish Ubulu Dedicated as Bishop Ukwuoma calls for Peace in the Community

People who steal from the church have been warned to desist, as it is capable of bringing curses to themselves and their families. The Most Reverend Augustine Ukwuoma Catholic Bishop of Orlu gave the warning while delivering the homily at the holy Mass  celebrated to dedicate the ultra modern Christ the King Church (CKC) Ubulu, in Oru-West Local Government, December 14. Bishop Ukwuoma, who called for peace in the community, also described the church as the conscience of the people, as it draws them to good things and away from crime and criminality. The prelate told the parishioners that by…