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Two Catholic priests die in Ekwulobia


By Our correspondent

Two Catholic priests have reportedly died in Ekwulobia Diocese in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Our correspondent obtained the names of the demised priests as Fr. Ernest Anayo Nwankwo and Fr. Christopher Nchekwube Ike of Ekwuluobia.

Their deaths,it was gathered occurred on March 19, 2024, and April 9, 2024, respectively, leaving a deep void within the community and faithful.

Reacting to the development, in a statement, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sly Ezeokenwa, expressed profound sorrow over the passing of two revered priests.

He commiserated with the Catholic Diocese of Ekwuluobia and its Bishop, His Eminence Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, over the loss.

He described the loss as a painful blow to both the local community and the church at large.

He said,”These virtuous men lived lives of devotion, service, and kindness, touching the lives of many, within and beyond Ekwuluobia diocese.

“Their commitment to their faith and their contributions to the spiritual growth and welfare of their flock have been commendable and transformative.”

Ezeokenwa extended his deepest sympathies to the families of Nwankwo and Ike and to all those grieving the loss.

He reaffirmed his and APGA’s support for the Catholic Diocese of Ekwuluobia during this difficult time, reflecting on the enduring spirit of the community in the face of such sorrow.

The APGA boss prayed for the peaceful repose of the souls of Fr. Ernest Anayo Nwankwo and Fr. Christopher Nchekwube Ike.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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