NAME OF DIOCESE
ERECTION DATES
CATEGORY
PICTURE OF BISHOP
LEADERSHIP (Bishop's Profile)

Most Rev. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji

Date of Birth: 13th January, 1952

Date of Priestly ordination: April 16,1977

Date of Episcopal Appointment: April 2, 1990

Date of Episcopal Ordination: July 1, 1990

Motto: Caritas et Veritas (Charity and Truth)

Address: Diocesan secretariat, Bishop’s House, 57 Azikwe Road, Box 99, Umuahia Abia State

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 088-220364, 222259, 08035080682

Telfax: 088-222730

ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE
Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri
HISTORY OF DIOCESE

The Diocese of Umuahia was erected on June 23, 1958 with Most Rev. Anthony Gogo Nwaedo C.S.Sp as its first Bishop and Most Rev. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji as the second Bishop. The diocese was carved out from the then Diocese of Owerri. Since its inception, two other Dioceses: Okigwe (1981) and Aba(1990) have been excised from it. Its present area of about 2,460.40km2 spans six Local Government Areas: Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ikwuano, Bende, Ohafia and Arochukwu. The diocese celebrated her Golden Jubilee in the year 2008.

Date of creation: June 23,1958
Area of land: 2,460.40km2
The First Station and year of creation St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bende, 1921
The First Station and year of establishment: St. Theresa’s Catholic Parish, Umuahia 1928
The First Missionary: Rev: Fr. Herbert Whytte, C.S.Sp.
The Present Catholic Population: 200,153
Priest of the Diocese: 222
Senior Seminarians 91
Junior Seminarians 454

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3.001