Rev Fr. Anthony Ewherido Appointed New Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Warri

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Rev. Fr. Anthony Ovayero Ewherido, 62, professor of biblical theology and languages and Rector of the Seminary of SS. Peter & Paul, Bodija, Ibadan, has been appointed the new Bishop of the Diocese of Warri. 

Monsignor Ewherido takes over from Archbishop Augustine Akubeze (of Benin City) who served as Apostolic Administrator of Warri Diocese following the retirement of Bishop John Okeoghene Afareha since April 2022.

With this appointment, Monsignor Ewherido becomes the third rector of Bodija Seminary to be appointed bishop, after John Onaiyekan (1982) and Francis Adesina (2019).

We wish Bishop-Elect, Monsignor Ewherido, God’s choicest blessings in this new and high ecclesial responsibility.

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