AHIARA DIOCESE: A NEW DAY HAS COME
Mbaise received the new Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Ugorji. The inaugural mass was emotion-laden. The episcopal hunger in Mbaise was so palpable. The unity, joy, enthusiasm and optimism could be felt from all angles. No more discord anywhere. The Cathedral was filled beyond capacity. Even the priests were looking for where to seat inside the church beyond the sanctuary. Top Mbaise political dignitaries were also present.
Umuahia priests, religious, Knights and faithful thronged here today, in solidarity with their beloved Bishop.
Bishop Ugorji assured Mbaise of pastoral visits, confirmation, ordination, Chrism mass et al. He also appointed a Vicar General on the spot, Rev. Fr Dr Ethelbert Uwadoka, who apparently wasn’t expecting that. Bishop Ugorji stressed on unity among Igbos, both church and state, especially in the present circumstances in Nigeria.
Mbaise no more exists in camps and factions, but as one Voice, one Heart, one Presbyterium. Who could have made this possible?
All praise and glory to God!!