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July 16, 2018

Killings not religiously motivated, says Okorocha

Those fighting me have no investment in Imo – Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the killings in Plateau and Zamfara states were beyond religious killings stating that both Christians and Muslims were victims. He stated that the country is at the moment passing through difficult times and therefore urged religious leaders and indeed all Nigerians to pray to God for the peace of the country not minding where one comes from and which religion one belongs. The governor spoke at the weekend at the 10th Episcopal Anniversary of the Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Imo State, His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma at the Holy Trinity…

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…

Bishop Ukwuoma harps on role of Laity at 3rd Provincial Laity Day in Orlu – As 60 are installed ‘Ambassadors’ of Laity

Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, flanked by dignitaries Christ’s lay faithful have been charged to take their role of collaborating with the clergy and the religious to spread the gospel of Christ more seriously. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma, gave the charge while preaching the homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark the 3rd Triennial Owerri Provincial Laity Day and installation of 60 “Ambassadors” of Laity. The event which took place at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Saturday May 30, 2015, drew a large crowd of delegates from the six dioceses which make up…

Mothers, special gift to every family – Fr. Olumba

  Mothers have been described as a special gift from God to every family, due to their unprecedented role in the Church, family and the society at large, especially in training their children. A Catholic Priest from Orlu, Rev Fr. Michael Olumba, stated this during the 2015 Mother’s Day celebration held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu. He said that mothers contribute a lot towards the growth of the society, adding that their involvement in government will bring more transformation to the society. Fr. Olumba noted that the celebration of Mothers Day is something that can never be ignored as…

EWTN visits Orlu – Bishop Ukwuoma, others commend Fr. Maurice Emelu

It was a remarkable day at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu on Saturday, December 7, 2013 as the Enternal World Television Network, EWTN, visited Orlu diocese. The convener of the programme, Rev. Fr. Maurice Emelu noted that the visit was in line with their 2013 EWTN TV retreat tour to Africa. According to him, here in Nigeria, they will visit sacred Heart Catholic Church Arena Ojota Lagos, Holy Family Church Festac Town Lagos and Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Imo State. The EWTN visit to Nigeria was made possible through Rev. Fr. Maurice Emelu, who have been a media evangelist and a…

Brother Augustine Ojukwu celebrates Golden Jubilee of Religious profession – As seven others make final vow

It was a joyful day in the Congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, November 9, 2013 as Rev. Bro. Augustine Ojukwu celebrated his golden jubilee anniversary. The event which attracted friends and well-wishers of the celebrant began with a Holy Mass held at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu by His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma. Delivering a homily during the Mass, the priest in-charge of Religious Affairs in the diocese, Rev. Fr. Josephat Obiajunwa described the day as a very special one in the congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools.  He added that the congregation celebrated one…