Apostolic Administrator

APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR

HIS EXCELLENCY
MOST REV. DR. LUCIUS IWEJURU UGORJI

The Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese is Archbishop L. I. Ugorji.  Born on 13th January, 1952, in Naze, Owerri North LGA of Imo State, he started his primary education in the North before transferring to the East, Umuahia, the capital of Abia State to be precise. It was from there that he entered the Immaculate Conception Junior Seminary in Umuahia before proceeding to Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu for his philosophical and theological studies. He was ordained a priest of Umuahia Diocese on 16th April, 1977, and consecrated as Bishop of Umuahia Diocese on 1st July, 1990. The Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis, appointed him the Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara Diocese on 19th February, 2018. He currently serves as the Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese and Metropolitan of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province. His Grace, Archbishop Ugorji, is also the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).

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