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Acta of the Holy See

2003-09-08

AFRICA/NIGERIA – ARCHBISHOP OBIEFUNA OF ONITSHA RESIGNS SUCCEEDED BY COADJUTOR OKEKE

Vatican City (Fides Service) – The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II has, (1 September 2003) accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the archdiocese Onitsha (Nigeria) presented by Archbishop Albert Kanene Obiefuna, in conformity with the Code of Canon Law, canon 401,2.
Mgr Obiefuna is succeeded by Bishop Valerian Okeke, coadjutor of the same archdiocese. SL (Fides Service 8/9/2003 EM lines 38 Words: 478)

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