June 13, 2024
News Nigeria

5 SERVANTS OF GOD IN NIGERIA

In response to a question asked by a commentator on my Facebook post yesterday, I now confirm that there are five ‘Servants of God’ on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church in Nigeria.

Servant of God is the first of four stages before one is declared a Saint. The ‘Servants of God’ are:

1. Fr. Abraham Anselm Ojefua: founder of the Order of Knights of St Mulumba, died in 1988, aged 78.

2. Bishop Michael Eneja: third Bishop of Enugu Diocese from 1978 to 1996, died in 2008, aged 89.

3. Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka: second Bishop and first Archbishop of Jos from 1974 until his death in 1999, aged 62.

4. Vivian Uchechi Ogu: 14-year old Catholic girl who resisted being sexually defiled by armed robbers and was killed (in Benin City archdiocese) in 2009. She is a native of Enyiogugu in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State (Ahiara Diocese)

5. Fr. Aaron Ejikemeuwa Ekwu: priest of Awka Diocese, ordained in 1965 in Vienna Austria, served in Austria and Nigeria and died in a fatal car accident in 1989, aged 53.

Copied from Omokugbo Ojeifo.

 

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