Pope Appoints Fr Tony Ewherido As New Bishop Of Catholic Diocese Of Warri







Pope Appoints Fr Tony Ewherido As New Bishop Of Catholic Diocese Of Warri.

Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Anthony Ovayero Ewherido as the new Bishop-elect of the Catholic Diocese of Warri.

Ewherido until his appointment is the Rector of his alma mater, SS. Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Ibadan.

He becomes the second indigenous Bishop of the diocese after the retirement of Bishop John Okeoghene Afareha.

The Bishop-elect hails from Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Ewherido’s appointment as the Catholic Bishop of Warri was announced by Archbishop of Archdiocese of Benin and Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Warri, Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze.

Akubeze announced the papal’s declaration at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Warri Cathedral being currently attended by priests and lay faithful.

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