By: Augustus Onwumere

The newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Warri, His Grace, Most Rev Augustine Obiora Akubeze April 27, 2022 assumed office with inaugural Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish, Warri.

Archbishop Akubeze together with Bishop Emeritus, Most Rev. John Oke’Afareha, witnessed a mammoth crowd made up of Priests Religious and lay faithful who were on hand to welcome the new Diocesan Administrator

In his remarks, Akubeze noted that the approval of retirement for Bishop Afareha and his appointment as Apostolic Administrator by Holy father, Pope Francis on April 18, 2022 led to his assumption of pastoral affairs of the Diocese.

He further stated that he is not unaware of the burning desires of Catholic family of Warri Diocese for peace, evangelization as he however urged members of Christ faithful to pray for growth, achievement and his successful administration.

Akubeze later prayed for G


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