Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri ordained 11 priests and deacons among them a former staff of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Owerri.
The four newly ordained priests are: Rev. Fr. Kenneth Kanwa, Rev. Fr. Maximus Okorie, Rev. Fr. Kenneth Nnawuihe and Rev. Fr. Desmond Opara.
Those ordained deacons are: Rev. Henry Ekwems, Leka-Ire Mario (Ghanian), Rev. MaryPaul Onele (ex-staff of NAN), his twin brother Rev.PeterMary Onele, Rev. Valentine Orazulume, Nnaemeka Manu, and Emmanuel Iheme.
Most Rev. Hilary Dachelem, the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Bauchi who performed the ordination described the event as a double barrel history for the Clarentian Missionaries formed since 1849 in Spain by Rev. Fr. Anthony Mary Claret.