Anthony Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie Anthony Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie
Function:
Former Archbishop of Lagos, Nigeria
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel of Mostacciano
Birthdate:
Jun 16, 1936
Country:
Nigeria
Elevated:
Oct 21, 2003
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English Okogie Creates Parishes, Redeploys Priests
Dec 06, 2004
"Emphasis should be placed on spiritual preparation of the feast of Christmas," he commanded all his priests.Cardinal Okogie asked his priests to organise retreats, novenas, penitential services and other devotions for the spiritual upliftment of the faithfuls.

(allAfrica.com, November 30, 2004) Archbishop of Lagos Catholic Archdiocese, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has created three more new parishes and effected the posting of 19 priests.

In a statement made available by his Director of Social Communications, Reverend Father Gabriel Osu, names of the new Parishes include, Saints Alphonsus Catholic Church, Aboru, Theresa's Catholic Church, Epe and Anne's Catholic Church, Itire.

Okogie also announced new postings for 19 priests and will ordain four new priests on December 4.

Meanwhile, as Christians begin the advent season, commencing the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Okogie has tasked reverend fathers and lay faithfuls on the need to be spiritually prepared for the season.

Okogie, in his monthly bulletin urged reverend fathers across the metropolitan ArchDiocese of Lagos to prepare the faithfuls ascetically and liturgically.

"Emphasis should be placed on spiritual preparation of the feast of Christmas," he commanded all his priests.

Cardinal Okogie asked his priests to organise retreats, novenas, penitential services and other devotions for the spiritual upliftment of the faithfuls.

Describing December as an important month for Christians, he urged Catholics to prepare for the celebration of the birth of the Lord, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the feasts of Saint Stephens, St. John The Evangelist and the Holy Family.
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