Gregory Obinna Ochiagha, Bishop Emeritus, Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Imo State who died on 29th of December 2020 was led to rest today being 12th of January, 2021.
Most Reverend Obinna, who was preparing his 40th Anniversary as a priest and 20th Anniversary as a Bishop went to annunciation hospital Enugu and couldn’t return.
Most Reverend Gregory Obinna Ochiagha, PhD. was Born in August 31, 1931, at Ibeme, mbano in Imo State, he was ordained a priest on July 31, 1960, by the Most Rev. Anthony Gogo Nwedo. He is the first priest of Umuahia Diocese, a diocese established in 1959. Bishop Ochiagha is among the pioneers of All Hallows Seminary,Onitsha, Anambra State. He received his doctorate degree from the Catholic University of America.
In 1980, he was elevated to Bishop of Orlu in Nigeria and retired in 2007.
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Catholic community in Nigeria.
Buhari particularly sympathizes with Catholics in Orlu Diocese where the late cleric served as pioneer bishop and endeared himself to his parishioners.
Buhari said that Ochiagha’s contributions to the spiritual growth of faithful during his decades of service will not be forgotten.
The President prayed that God will console the grieving Catholic Community, and grant peaceful rest to the soul of the revered bishop.