The Owerri Catholic Diocese has an Auxiliary Bishop. He is Rev. Moses Chikwe. His Episcopal consecration took place Thursday at Mari Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, Imo State
He takes over from Archbishop Obinna who is due to step aside as Bishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese soon.
Imo State Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, his Deputy, Gerald Irona and other top Imo State government functionaries witnessed the consecration held at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis had appointed the Rev. Moses Chikwe of the clergy of Owerri, currently Director of Education of the Archdiocese of Owerri and collaborator of the parish of St. Thomas More, as auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Owerri (Nigeria), assigning him the Titular see of Flumenzer.
Archbishop Obinna was born on June 26, 1946, to late Mr. & Mrs Michael Obinna of Emekuku, Owerri, Imo State. He was ordained a priest of the Catholic Church on 9th April 1972.