- Oct 29, 2020
A Nigerian bishop who was blocked from taking over the Diocese of Ahiara for years was last week installed as Bishop of Ekwulobia, hopefully ending a crisis that has shaken the Church in Africa’s most populous nation. Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke was appointed to Ahiara by Pope Benedict XVI in
“What is happening in Ahiara diocese is nothing short of a miracle,” one local priest said. “The problems of the past are gone for good.”
The new apostolic administrator of a troubled Nigerian diocese said on Saturday that it’s time to heal, but everyone still needs to remember that, ultimately, the pope is in charge.