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.
-- " 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,").
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)