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The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma has dedicated a total of five parishes and inaugurated one parish in the diocese. It was a rare pastoral gesture which came barely two days after the celebration of the Ney Year Day.

The parishes dedicated were: St. Anthony’s Umudioka-UkwuOrlu LGA, January 3, Sacred Heart Umudioka Ancient Kingdom Orlu LGA, January 7, St. Anthony’s Awo-Omamma in Oru-West, January 8, St. Anthony of Padua Amamputu Uli Anambra State, January 10 and St. Mary’s Awo-Omamma in Orlu West, January 17.

Amid the dedication ceremonies, St. Michael’s Umuowa, Orlu LGA was inaugurated on Thursday January 9.

Delivering a homily at the Dedication Mass at Sacred Heart Parish Umudioka Ancient Kingdom, Bishop Ukwuoma said the building and dedication of a temple to God started from the Old Testament with the event at 2nd Samuel 7:1-17 when David planned to build a temple for God, but with the directions of God to David through Prophet Nathan and Solomon who was chosen by God to erect a magnificent temple.


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