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Aguleri Diocese debuts with Denis Isizoh as pioneer bishop - ITREALMS

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The Pontiff, Pope Francis, has formally established the Catholic Diocese of Aguleri with Most Reverend Denis Isizoh as pioneer Bishop, reports ITREALMS.
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The latest Catholic Diocese in Nigeria and appointment of the its first Bishop of the new Episcopal See, ITREALMS gathered was disclosed by the Holy See Press office on Sunday, February 12.

ITREALMS also gathered that Diocese of Aguleri was created from the Archdiocese of Onitsha in Anambra State, thereby making it suffragan of the Metropolitan See of Onitsha.

Equally, ITREALMS gathered that until his latest appointment was the new Local Ordinary of Aguleri Diocese, Bishop Isizoh has been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha and Titular Bishop of Legia.

ITREALMS recalled that Bishop Isizoh was born in 1956 at Ogbunike, Anambra State in the Archdiocese of Onitsha, and was enrolled for his Philosophy studies at Bigard Seminary (Philosophy campus) Ikot-Ekpene from 1976 to 1980 and for his Theology studies at Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu from 1982 to 1985.

Ordained a priest on 28 September 1985 for the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Bishop Isizoh was consecrated a Bishop, May 1, 2015.

Further, ITREALMS gathered that as a priest, the bishop served in different capacities, including Parish Vicar, Chaplain for Schools, and formator at All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha. And official Pontifical Council for interreligious Dialogue, Vatican City (1995 - 2015), among other Priestly responsibilities.

Bishop Denis had his Licentiate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome between 1989 and 1993.

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