On Thursday December 12th 2019, all roads led to Assumpta Cathedral Owerri where Rev. Msgr. Moses Chikwe was finally consecrated as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese.
The ceremony which was attended by many people from far and near, started at about 10am with every part of the cathedral filled up almost two hours before the actual event began.
Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, the Archbishop of owerri Catholic Archdiocese led the Bishops that participated in the consecration proper. He was assisted by Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Umuahia diocese and Bishop Augustine Ukwuoma of Orlu diocese, with support from many other Bishops present at the occasion, which included the papal representative in Nigeria, Anthonio Guido Filipazzi who has been the Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria since 2017.
It could be recalled that The Holy Father, Pope Francis had earlier appointed Msgr. Chikwe on October 17, 2019 as an Auxiliary Bishop.
Before his appointment, he was the Director of Education in the Archdiocese of Owerri.
Moses chikwe was born on April 4, 1967 in Uzoagba-Ikeduru, imo State and was ordained priest of Owerri Archdiocese on 6th July 1996.