Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Ernest Obodo as auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Nigeria. This was made known in a release by the Vatican Press Office on Friday.
Until his appointment, Rev. Fr. Ernest Obodo was rector of the Saint Bernard Senior Seminary Hostel and lecturer at the Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu.
He was born on 24 October 1966 in Awha-Imezi, in the diocese of Enugu.
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He entered the “Sacred Heart” minor seminary in Nsude, and carried out his studies in philosophy and theology at the Bigard Major Seminary in Enugu.
Rev. Fr. Ernest Obodo was ordained a Catholic priest on 22 July 2000 for the diocese of Enugu and since priestly ordination, had held various positions in the diocese.
They include parish vicar of the “Queen of Holy Rosary” parish, Ugwuagor (2000-2001); pastor of the “Saint Charles” parish, Amechi Idodo (2001-2004); and formator at the Saint Bernard’s Hostel Seminary, Nchatancha.