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One thing I ask of the Lord. This I long to dwell in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life.


Very Rev. Fr. Egbulefu John CCE's Profile.

Title: Very Rev. Fr.
Name: Egbulefu John CCE
Native of: Ohuru (Amaisii) Obingwa
Parish: St. Jude's Parish Ohuru
Date of Ordination:
Place of Ordination:
Ordaining Prelate:
Places of Pastoral Work Experience:

1982-1983 - Vicar, St. Eugene's Parish Aba

1983-1984 - Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology, CIWA

1987-1988 - Lecturer in Domatic Theology, CIWA

1989-2020 - Professor of Dogmatic THeology, Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome

Other Diocesan Appointments:

1983 - Founder of the Priestly Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (Emmanuelites)

1990 - Appointed Theological Expert (Peritus) by Pope John Paul II for the General Synod on the FOrmation of Priests.

1992 - Appointed Consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Non-believers.

1994 - Appointed Theological Expert for the Special Synod on the Church in Africa

1995-2000 - Member of the International  Historico-Theological Commission for the Great Jubilee of the Holy Year 2000

2001 - Appointed Delegate President of the First Diocean Synod of Aba Diocese. 

Special Assignment:
Study Leave:
Level/Stage: Not Applicable
Place of Birth: Ohuru, Obingwa LGA
Home Address: Not Available
Seminary/Secondary School: Immaculate Conception Seminary Ahiaeke.
Major Seminary: Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu. Jesuit Collegium Canisianum, Innsbruck. Deacon: 4th April 1976
Educational Qualification & Degrees: M.A in Theology (Uniersity of Innsbruck). Ph.D (University of Innsbruck). Dr. In Theology (University of Munster)
Diocesan Boards, Committee/Offices Held:
Current Address: Via Aurelia 786 00165 Rome. Pontifical Urbanian University, Vatican City. Via Urbano VIII, 16 00120 Vatican City
Status: Alive/Living
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Date: 2021-09-03 - 2021-12-31

The Solemnity of Christ the King will be held on 27th November, 2021.

This Solemnity which is the official feast of the Diocese, and also the feast of the Cathedral Parish, will be held in the Cathedral. It will begin with a Pontiifical High Mass at exactly 10:45am. A mass which will be presided by the Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Aba, Most Rev. Prof. Augustine Ndubueze Echema.

After the Mass, the other activities follow, in line with the directives of the Universal and Local Church.

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