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Pope elevates Bishop Okpaleke to Cardinal

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CATHOLIC Diocese of Ekwulobia Diocese, Peter Okpalaeke has been named a Cardinal by Pope Francis.

  Pope Francis, who made it public yesterday after recitation of Regina Caeli, said he would make Bishop Okpaleke a Cardinal at a consistory scheduled for August 27, 2022.

  Born on the first day of March 1963 in Amaesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Bishop Okpalaeke has been the Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese since April 29,2020.

  He was earlier appointed Bishop of Ahiara Diocese in 2012 and consecrated in 2013, but after the local clergy and laity insisted on an Mbaise Bishop, he was installed as the Bishop of the newly created Ekwulobia Diocese.

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