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News & Events FR. SIMEON NWOBI CMF APPOINTED AUXILIARY BISHOP

Events  |  Date: Saturday, 14th Oct 2023

The former Provincial Superior of the Claretian Missionaries East Nigeria Province and former Proprietor of our beloved Claret Academy Secondary School Garriki Very Rev. Msgr. Simeon Nwobi cmf, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop to the Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of Ahiara (Nigeria).


The Holy Father has appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Diocese of Ahiara (Nigeria) the Most Rev. Fr. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, C.M.F., assigning him the titular See of Rusgunie.


Curriculum vitae

H.E. Msgr. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, C.M.F., was born on 25th March 1960 in Eziama Oparanadim Ekwereazu, in the Diocese of Ahiara. After joining the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians), he undertook studies in Philosophy at the Claretian Institute of Philosophy Maryland, Nedeke, and later in Theology at Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu. He made his Perpetual Profession on 11 September 1988 and was ordained a priest on 21 July 1990 for his Congregation.


He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology in Enugu, a Licentiate in Missiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the National Open University of Nigeria.


He has held the following positions: Parish Priest at St. Anthony's in Igbo-Ora (1990-1992); Bursar at Claretian Theology in Enugu (1992-1997); Director of the Spirituality Department at Claretian Institute of Philosophy Maryland, Nedeke (1999-2000); Professor at Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu (2000-2009); Prefect of Apostolate at the Claretian Provincial Curia in New Owerri (2005-2010); Parish Priest at St. Paul's in Nekede (2006-2010); Provincial of the Eastern Province of Nigeria of the Missionaries Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (2010-2022)

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