Ahiara Mbaise Saga: Bishop replies CBCN


By Sam Eyoboka

CATHOLIC Bishop of Kafanchan, Most Rev. Joseph Danlami Bagobiri yesterday responded to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, which directed him to apologize for recommending dialogue with Ahiara Mbaise priests and laity over the five year crisis that has rocked the Ahiara Mbaise Diocese over appointment of Bishop Peter Okpalaeke to succeed late Bishop Victor Chikwe.


The CBCN in a letter dated December 5, 2017 and signed by the president, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama and his deputy, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze faulted Bishop Bagobori’s letter, describing it as ill-timed and capable of aggravating the Ahiara Mbaise crisis and therefore urged the Bishop to immediately “issue another statement through the public media withdrawing in its entirety the earlier statement and apologise to the Pontiff as well as CBCN, Bishop Peter Okpalaeke and the…

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