By Nna Anulumadu
The parish priest of St Theresa’s Parish, Umunya, the Very Rev. John Anosike, last Sunday described the substantive bishop of the Aguleri Diocese as a blessing to the newly created diocese.
Anosike made the description while fielding questions from the press during Bishop Isizoh’s visit to the parish.
While congratulating him on the new position, he further described the prelate as a grassroots evangeliser who has made a great impact in reviving Sunday evening instructions in the Onitsha Archdiocese.
He recalled that Bishop Isizoh was his former student in the faculty of theology, stating that he knew his worth.
“He was once a formator in the seminary before he travelled to Rome where he worked for over twenty five years in the Vatican curia. He is quite capable of shepherding the new diocese.”
The parish catechist, Marcel Mbanefo, in his contribution expressed joy over the diocese. He testified that he and other parishioners had learnt a lot from Bishop Isizoh’s teachings.
The vice chairman of the parish council, Mr Peter Obimma, and the CWO vice president, Mrs Florence Anane, who spoke to the press, said they were happy to be part of the new diocese. They also thanked Bishop Isizoh for encouraging them spiritually through his teachings during Sunday evening instructions, describing him as a Godsend to the Aguleri Diocese. The duo also described the prelate as a good shepherd and great disciplinarian who will move the new diocese to greater heights.