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Pope Francis approves retirement of Archbishop Obinna

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Archbishop Anthony Obinna

His Holiness Pope Francis has approved the voluntary retirement of His Grace Anthony JV Obinna as Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese.

Pope Francis appoints His Lordship Bishop Lucius Ugorji, Bishop of Umuahia diocese as Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese and the head of Owerri Metropolitan See.

The Papal Nuncio broke the news at the ongoing First 2022 Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria ( CBCN) Plenary at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja.

The details of other ecclesiastical postings will be made known as the full content of His Holiness letter is known.

Confirming his retirement as Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese, His Grace Obinna told the Nation on Sunday that the news of his voluntary retirement has been approved by His Holiness Pope Francis.

“This is correct to the dot. Blessings,” he said.

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