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Pope Francis Creates Aguleri Diocese – Appoints Bishop Isizoh As First Bishop

Aguleri Catholic Established

Aguleri Catholic Established As Bishop Denis Isizoh Is Appointed Over The Diocese 

The head of catholic churches Pope Francis has announces Catholic Diocese of Aguleri has been established and has assigned Bishop Denis Isizoh as the first bishop of the diocese.

The creation of the new Catholic diocese in Nigeria and appointment of the bishop was made public by the Holy See Press office.

Denis Isizoh, before his appointment served as the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha and Titular Bishop of Legia.

Born in 1956 in Ogbunike, Anambra State, Isizoh studied Philosophy at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Ikot-Ekpene from 1976 to 1980 and Theology at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu from 1982 to 1985.

He was ordained a priest on 28 September 1985 for the Archdiocese of Onitsha. Isizoh had his  Licentiate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome between 1989 and 1993.

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As a priest, the bishop served in different capacities, including Parish Vicar, Chaplain for Schools, formator at All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha, official Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican City (1995 – 2015), among other Priestly responsibilities.

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