Cyprian Micheal Iwene Tansi


He is the first person in West Africa and the first African Priest to be beatified.

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Get ready to discover more about the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. Located in the city of Onitsha, West Africa, Nigeria. It is the first Catholic Cathedral Basilica east of the Country, where hundreds of faithfuls gather regularly as we worship, learn, love and share God's grace and mercy with one another. We look forward to having you at one of our masses soon.

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It is 100 years this year since the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. In view of this, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has declared a Centenary Celebration running from November 27th 2016 to November 26th 2017.

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Throughout the year, we hold lots of exciting activities, services, meetings, seminars and conferences. Everyone has a place they can fit in and be involved. To see whats been happening, please read on!

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He is the first person in West Africa and the first African Priest to be beatified. Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi is from Aguleri in our Archdiocese. Do you want to know more about him?

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Starting out at St. Anthony's Catholic School, Umudioka, and St. Gabriel's Catholic School, Ifitedunu and then followed up with a secondary education at Christ the King College, Onitsha (1967).

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Catholic Bishops of Onitsha Province Statement

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CBCN 2nd Plenary Meeting

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Theological Seminar.

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At times, events and challenges around us may misinform us to think that God is partial with his blessings and favours. When we think this way, it is a testimony of our  limited knowledge about God. Our human calculations cannot unravel the wisdom of God. God's way is mysterious. His ways is not our way and his thoughts not ours. God's rewards and blessings is his gratuitous gift which none can lay claim to. These notwithstanding, God desires the good and salvation of all. Thus, He never leaves anyone without his blessings. May God give us the wisdom to always align ourselves to his will.

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Masses @ The Basilica of Most Holy Trinity

Sunday: 5:15am, 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 6:15pm. Thursday: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:15pm. Saturday Evening:5:30pm (mass with Vespers 1 of Sunday). Monday-Saturday: 5:15am, 6:00am & 6:15pm. Other masses outside the Basilica Church: 5:30am, 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:45am & 9:00am.