Most Rev. Denis Chidi ISIZOH
Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese
BIRTH: Tuesday, 24 January 1956 (Eke day), by Anthony and Theresa ISIZOH of Osile Ogbunike. NIGERIA.
BAPTISM: Sunday, 4 March 1956 by the Irish Fr Thomas SWEENEY C.S.Sp.
CONFIRMATION: Tuesday, 10 August 1965 by Archbishop Charles HEEREY C.S.Sp.
DIACONATE: Sunday, 23 December 1984 by Archbishop Francis ARINZE.
PRIESTHOOD: 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
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
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.