The Holy Father has appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Owerri (Nigeria), Rev. Moses Chikwe of the clergy of Owerri.
The new Auxiliary Bishop until his appointment on Thursday was Director of Education of the Archdiocese of Owerri and collaborator of the parish of St. Thomas More, assigning him the sea of Flumenzer.
Rev. Moses Chikwe was born on 4 April 1967 in Uzoagba-Ikeduru (Archdiocese of Owerri). He completed his philosophical studies at the St. Joseph Major Seminary in Ikot-Ekpene (1988-1992) and the theological studies at the Bigard Memorial Major Seminary in Enugu (1992-1996). In 2013 he completed a Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of California in Los Angeles. He was ordained a priest on 6 July 1996, for the clergy of the Archdiocese of Owerri. After his ordination, he held the following positions:
1996-1997: Parish Vicar of the Holy Cross parish in Emii; 1997-1998: Parochial Vicar of the parish of St. Columba’s in Amaimo;
1998-2002: Added Editor of the diocesan weekly “The Leader” and Deputy Director of Assumpta Printing Press, Archdiocese of Owerri;
2002-2005: Higher education at Loyola Marymont University in Los Angeles, United States of America;
2005-2010: Chaplain at the “Los Angeles Medical Centers”, Archdiocese of Los Angeles; 2006-2013: a PhD student at the University of California in Los Angeles.
During his studies in the United States, he held various pastoral positions: among them; 2008-2010: Chaplain at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Greater Los Angeles (United States Military Ordinary); 2010-2016: Chaplain at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in San Diego, at the same time, residing at St. Charles Borromeo parish and then St. Joseph’s Cathedral;
2016-2017: Collaborator of the Information Communications Technology (ICT) Directorate,
Archdiocese of Owerri; 2017-2018: Deputy Director of Education, Archdiocese of Owerri;
Since 2018: Director of Education of the Archdiocese of Owerri, and collaborator at the St. Thomas More parish in Owerri.
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