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The emeritus bishop of Orlu Diocese Most Rev. Gregory Ochiagha dies at 89

We painfully regrets to announce the death of our GREAT IROKO, Our Father in Faith, Most Rev. Dr. Gregory Obinna Ochiagha, who was born on August 31st 1931 in Ibeme, Isiala Mbano, Imo State, Nigeria.

He was ordained a Priest of Umuahia Diocese on July 31st 1960. He was ordained Bishop on January 6th 1981 at the age of 49. He was appointed the first Bishop of Orlu Diocese on November 29th 1980 – March 25th 2008, retired and became an emeritus.

Bishop Emeritus Gregory Obinna Ochiagha has been battling with old age, going for checkup and coming back. This time he has gone for check up at the Annunciation hospital Enugu and couldn’t return. The news of his death reached us this morning from Annunciation hospital Enugu.

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Gregory Obinna Ochiagha died on December 29th 2020 aged 89 years, spending 60 years as a priest and 39 years as a bishop as of 2020.

May the soul of Bishop Ochiagha and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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