Enugu Diocese Gets an Auxiliary Bishop


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The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ernest Obodo, of the clergy of the same see, rector of the Saint Bernard Senior Seminary Hostel and lecturer at the Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu, assigning him the titular see of Mediana.

The Rev. Fr. Ernest Obodo was born on 24 October 1966 in Awha-Imezi, in the diocese of Enugu. He entered the “Sacred Heart” minor seminary in Nsude, and carried out his studies in philosophy and theology at the Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary in Owerri. He was ordained a priest on 22 July 2000 for the diocese of Enugu.

Since priestly ordination he has held the following positions: parish vicar of the “Queen of Holy Rosary” Parish, Ugwuagor (2000-2001); pastor of the “Saint Charles” Parish, Amechi Idodo (2001-2004); and formator at the Saint Bernard’s Hostel Seminary, Nchatancha, secretary of the diocesan clergy of Enugu, Chaplain of the Saint Jude Society and member of the diocesan Commission for History (2004-2009). From 2010-2016 he carried out his studies for the licentiate and doctorate in theology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Since 2016 he has served as rector of the Saint Bernard Senior Seminary Hostel and lecturer at the Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu.

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