Behold Our Auxilliary Bishop








Name: Mons Denis Chidi Isizoh

Date of Birth: Born on January 24, 1956.

Home Town: Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Primary education: St Vincent Catholic School Ogbunike. 

 He has his priestly formation training at All Hallows’ Seminary, Onitsha (1971-1975);

Bigard  Memorial Seminary, Philosophy campus (now St Joseph’s Major Seminary), Ikot Ekpene (1976-1980).

Bigard Memorial Seminary Theology Campus, Enugu (1981-1985), and was ordained a priest of the Catholic Church on September 28, 1985, by Archbishop Stephen Ezeanya.

Between 1985 and 1989, he was a formator in All Hallows’ Seminary, Onitsha, parish Vicar at Ss John & Paul, Awada, assistant Chaplain to St Scholastica Benedictine Monastry in Umuoji, Immaculate Heart Novitiate in Nkpor and several secondary schools in Onitsha.

He obtained Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures in 1993 at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome and Doctorate in Biblical Theology in 1996 at Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

He has published several books and articles especially on interreligious relations and has represented the Pontifical Council in many important interreligious conferences and meetings. He speaks Igbo, English, Italian, French, Latin and German. He was appointed “Chaplain of His holiness, 20th April 2002.

Until his appointment, he was a staff of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue with responsibility for relations with Muslims and Adherents of African Traditional Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa, and for dialogue with people of Tribal/Indigenous Religions in Asia and the Americas.

Quote for the month

-- " To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light." (Pope Francis "Lumen Fidei,").

Masses @ The Basilica of Most Holy Trinity

Sunday, 5:15am, 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 6:15pm

Other masses outside the Basilica Church, 5:30am, 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:45am & 9:00am

Monday-Saturday, 5:15am, 6:00am & 6:15pm

Thursday, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:15pm

Saturday Evening, 5:30pm (mass with Vespers 1 of Sunday)

About Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

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.

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