MOST REV. DENIS ISIZOH
Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese
Tuesday, 24 January 1956 (Eke day), by Anthony and Theresa ISIZOH of Osile Ogbunike. NIGERIA.
Sunday, 4 March 1956 by the Irish Fr Thomas SWEENEY C.S.Sp.
Tuesday, 10 August 1965 by Archbishop Charles HEEREY C.S.Sp.
Sunday, 23 December 1984 by Archbishop Francis ARINZE.
Saturday, 28 September 1985 by Archbishop Stephen EZEANYA.
NOMINATION: Friday, 6 February 2015 by His Holiness, Pope Francis (Titular Bishop of Legia, Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha.)
CONSECRATION: Friday, 1 May 2015 by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal ARINZE.
1962 - 1963: St Raphael's Catholic Primary School, Awkuzu.
1964 - 1968/1970: St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, Ogbunike.
1971 - 1975: All Hallows' Seminary, Onitsha.
1976 - 1980: Bigard Memorial Seminary, Philosophy Faculty, Ikot Ekpene, NIGERIA. (Bachelor of Philosophy).
1981 - 1985: Bigard Memorial Seminary, Theology Faculty, Enugu, NIGERIA. (Bachelor of Theology).
1989: Università per gli Stranieri, Perugia, ITALY. (Diploma in Italian language).
1989 - 1993: Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, ITALY. (Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures).
1990: Zentrum für Internationale Bildung und Kulturaustausch, Kreuzberg-Bonn, GERMANY. (Diploma in German language).
1992: Institute Catholique de Paris/Alliance Française de Paris, FRANCE. (Diploma in French language).
1994 - 1996: Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, ITALY. (Doctorate in Biblical Theology).
EARLY PASTORAL EXPERIENCES IN NIGERIA
1985 - 1989: Teacher/Formator, All Hallows’ Minor Seminary, Onitsha.
1985 - 1986: Parish Vicar, Ss. John & Paul Parish, Awada, Onitsha.
1985 - 1989: Chaplain, Immaculate Heart Novitiate, Nkpor.
1985 - 1989: Chaplain, St. Scholastica Benedictine Monastery, Umuoji.
1985 - 1988: Chaplain, Boys’ High School, Onitsha.
1985 - 1988: Chaplain, Girls’ High School, 4th Mile, Onitsha.
1985 - 1988: Chaplain, St. Monica’s Teacher-Training/Secondary School, Ogbunike.
1985 - 1989: Chaplain, Federal Government Girls’ Secondary School, Onitsha.
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCES AND POSITIONS HELD
2015 - Date: Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha.
2018 - Date: Chairman, Social Communications, Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria.
1995 - 2015: Official of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican City Head of Service, Section for non-Christian Religions in sub-Saharan Africa, and for Traditional Religions Worldwide.
2007 - 2015: Vice President, Nostra Aetate Foundation – Study Grants.
1989 - 2015: Personal Secretary, Francis Cardinal Arinze.
KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES
Igbo, English, Italian, French, Latin, and German
COAT OF ARM
Entirely for God.