- Bishop Isizoh pays visit to Blessed Iwene Tansi Chaplaincy of the University
By Nna Anulumadu
In an effort to bring gospel at the door steps of tertiary institution students, the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha last Sunday disclosed her plans to erect a befitting Church at the Blessed Iwene Michael Tansi Catholic Chaplaincy at Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University COOU.
The auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha His Grace Most Rev Denis Isizoh made the disclosure while making a speech during his pastoral visit to the Chaplaincy.
According to him, the Archdicese led by Archbishop His Grace Most Rev Valerian Okeke is not going back on her earlier plans to build a church at the University, but the proposed project was delayed by the recent Corona Virus pandemic, promising that soon, work will commence at the site.
Further in his speech, the prelate urged students not to allow themselves to be used as thugs by politicians now election is at the corner.
On the rising insecurity in the country and subsequent agitations by various groups including IPOB , Bishop Isizoh charged students to explore ways to achieve peace. “Gather your selves and think of what to do to get peace.
He also enjoined the students to widen thier horizon and diversify while at school so that they can be easily self employed at graduation.
The vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Greg C. Nwakoby who spoke shortly after the Mass praised the efforts of the Catholic Church through the Chaplaincy in winning souls for Christ and upgrading the spirituality of the students. He thanked Bishop Isizoh for his fatherly care and love. The Vice Chancellor also commended the Champlain Fr Pat Bosah for his commitment to duty.
The chaplain Fr. Patrick Bosah in his remarks poured encomiums on Bishop Isizoh for visiting them. He extolled the vice Chancellor and the University management for their usual support to the chaplaincy.