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Welcome to Catholic Diocese of Awka. Anambra State, Nigeria.

Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor

Most Rev. Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor Episcopal Ordination: 28th April 2007. Motto: Caritas mea cum omnibus vobis in Christo Jesu Bishop of Awka: 8th July 2011 Address: Diocesan Catholic Secretariat, P.M.B. 5021, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye

Most Rev. Dr. Jonas Benson Okoye. Priest of Awka Diocese Priestly ordination was on 29th August 1992. Episcopal Ordination on 29th August 2014. Motto: Gaudium et Spes. Diocesan Catholic Secretariat, P. M.B. 5021, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Phone: +234 80 658 144 43. Residence: St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Ekwulobia

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Bishop Emeritus: Archbishop Albert Kanene Obiefuna

Most Rev. Dr. Albert Kanene Obiefuna Born in Oraukwu: 30th January 1930 Priestly Ordination: 21st December 1963 Appointed first Bishop of Awka: 10th November 1977 Ordained Bishop: 5th Feb 1978 Motto: Inhabitet in mea virtus Christi Archbishop of Onitsha: 25th Feb 1995 Resigned as Archbishop of Onitsha: 1st Sep 2003 Died: 11th May 2011.

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VATICAN NEWS

Choose everlasting life, not death, Pope Francis says

On Friday Pope Francis said that in contemplating death we are reminded of our ultimate purpose – and how the choices we make here on earth will determine whether we eventually spend eternity in heaven.


Have souls in Purgatory visited people on earth?

Nestled in Rome just outside the Vatican, a small unassuming museum dedicated to the souls in Purgatory displays simple items such as prayer books and clothing.