AWKA – The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has commiserated with the Catholic faithful of Aba Diocese over the death of their bishop, Most Rev. Vincent Ezeonyia.
In his condolence message issued in Awka Ezeokafor expressed shock over the demise of Ezeonyia who died on February  8 at the age 74.
“I received the news of Bishop Ezeonyia’s death as a rude shock and with sadness.
“He was a vocal and selfless pastor who would be missed by the entire Christendom,” Ezeokafor said.
He urged the Catholic faithful of Aba Diocese to take solace in the fact that the late cleric lived a good and quiet life while on earth.
The cleric enjoined them to continue to pray for the repose of his soul.
“On behalf of the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye; the priests ,the religious and the entire lay faithful of Awka Diocese , accept our deepest and sincere condolences,” Ezeokafor said.