Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke Archives - Crux



  • Nigerian bishops urge clergy, laity to accept bishop’s appointment

    Nigerian bishops urge clergy, laity to accept bishop’s appointment

    Father Kingsley Anyanwu, editor of The Guide, the Ahiara diocesan newspaper, says he “cannot say that everybody, that is including the priests, religious and laity, have heeded the appeal from the provincial bishops to accept Bishop Okpaleke as their bishop and prepare for his installation.” Pope Francis has ordered the priests to accept their bishop, or face suspension from office.

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  • Deadline nears for pope’s ultimatum for Nigeria diocese

    Deadline nears for pope’s ultimatum for Nigeria diocese

    There are conflicting reports on how many priests in the Nigerian diocese of Ahiara will comply with the demand by Pope Francis to submit a letter of obedience by Sunday. Many of the priests who are sending letters still insist the clergy of the diocese suffer discrimination by the Church in the country.

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  • As clock ticks on pope’s ultimatum, Nigeria diocese is in tumult

    As clock ticks on pope’s ultimatum, Nigeria diocese is in tumult

    Following a dramatic show of papal authority in Nigeria, with Pope Francis demanding that all the priests of a diocese write him a letter pledging their loyalty and promising to accept the bishop the pope has appointed, the matter seems far from resolved. Some priests seem willing to go along, while others are submitting a half-apology, and others are even calling for the pope’s resignation.

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