Pope Francis’ Representative Arrives Nigeria Over Ahiara Diocese Crisis

Pope Francis’ representative, Monsignor Antonio

Guido Filipazzi, has arrived Nigeria to resolve the crisis the appointment of Peter Ebere Okpaleke as Bishop of Ahiara Diocese in Imo State by the then pontiff Benedict XVI caused.

Pope Francis’ ‘Apostolic Nuncio’ to Nigeria is also expected to make Priests who refused to see Okpaleke as a Bishop, comply with the Pope’s directives.

Bishop Okpaleke, of Anambra origin had been rejected since 2012 when he was posted to the Diocese of Ahiara because he was not a native of Mbaise in Imo state.

The new Pope representative speaks Italian, English, French and German.


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