Nigerian Anglican Church Now Has 167 Bishops


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By Larry Martins,
The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion yesterday added? two new bishops to the number of bishops they have in the country. Also the are Venerable, Prince Asukwo Antai who is now the Bishop of Uyo Diocese and Venerable Williams O. Aladekugbe who is now the Bishop of Oyo Diocese. Before the consecration of the two new bishops, the Anglican Church of Nigeria had 166 bishops. Whereas Oyo had a bishop, the new bishop would be replacing him thereby making the number of bishops to 167.

The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican faithful and Archbishop Metropolitan, His Eminence, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh who presided over the consecration of the two bishops at the Cathedral Church of Good shepherd, Enugu, venue of the 2014 General Synod to the church, charged the new bishops to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ in order make disciples out of Nigerians.

Most Rev. Okoh also charged the two bishops to devote themselves to prayer and to be ready at all times to read the scriptures and to such studies held by the undivided church and declare in the creeds. Okoh equally charged them to teach and proclaim the gospel of Christ and declare its meaning to the church. Prominent personalities attended the 5-day synod that began in September 15 to culminate in September 20, 2014.? Among the prominent personalities and parishioners that attended the Synod include Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of Nigeria.

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