AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Rector of the Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Ibadan, Fr. Anthony Ovayero Ewherido

Friday, 5 July 2019

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On May 24, 2019, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Anthony Ovayero Ewherido, of the diocesan clergy of Warri (Nigeria) as Rector of the "Saints Peter and Paul" major philosophical and theological Seminary in Ibadan, Nigeria.
The new Rector was born on 8 October 1960 and was ordained a priest on 18 October 1986 for the diocese of Warri. He studied philosophy at the Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Ibadan and theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome. He obtained his doctorate in philosophy at Fordham University in New York. Since 2013 he has been vice-rector of the Saints Peter and Paul major Seminary where he has also held other positions. The Saints Peter and Paul Regional Major Philosophical and Theological Seminary was created in 1957 for the ecclesiastical provinces of Lagos, Ibadan and Benin city, which is home to over 500 students. It is affiliated with the faculty of theology of the Pontifical Urbaniana University. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 5/7/2019)