• Pope tells Nigerian priests to accept bishop or be suspended

    Pope tells Nigerian priests to accept bishop or be suspended

    • Jun 10, 2017

    Pope Francis has demanded obedience from priests in a Nigerian Diocese where the bishop has been unable to take up residence. Nigerian church leaders met Francis to discuss the situation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, who was appointed bishop of Ahiara by then-Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, but has been rejected by the clergy because he is not from the diocese.