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Anthony Ewherido

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Most Reverend

Anthony Ewherido
Native name
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Warri
Ordination18 October 1986
Consecration9 February 2023
by Most Rev. Anthonio Guido Filipazzi
Personal details
Born (1960-10-08) October 8, 1960 (age 63)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Styles of
Anthony Ovayero Ewherido
Reference styleHis Excellency
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Anthony Ovayero Ewherido (born 8 October 1960) is a Nigerian Catholic priest and the Bishop of Catholic diocese of Warri. He was appointed by Pope Francis on 28 December 2022 and installed as Bishop on 9 February 2023.[1]

Background and early life[edit]

Anthony Ewherido is a native of Eghwu In Ughelli South LGA of Delta State where he was born on 8 October 1960.[2] He attended the Minor Seminary in Effurun and completed his philosophical and theological studies at Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Ibadan and later became the rector of the school.[3] He was awarded a doctorate degree in biblical studies at Saint John's University and Fordham University in New York and also obtained a diploma at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.[4] He was ordained a priest on 18 October 1986 and incardinated in the Diocese of Warri. Between 1988 and 1992, he was made Rector of the Holy Martyr's of Uganda Minor Seminary in Effurun and Parish priest of the Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church in Effurun from 1992 to 1994. He was made residential priest with pastoral duties at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Floral Park from 1994 to 2005 and at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Coram, New York from 1995 to 2006. He was appointed Chaplain at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York between 1995 and 2006. He was Parish priest of the Sacred Heart in Abraka, Delta State from 2006 to 2007 and since 2007 he became a Lecturer and Formator at the Saints Peter and Paul Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Ibadan. He was Vice-rector of the SS. Peter and Paul interdiocesan Major Seminary between 2013 and 2019 and later became a lecturer at the Dominican Institute in Samonda, Ibadan from 2013 to 2021. Until his appointment as Bishop, he has been the Rector of the Saints Peter and Paul interdiocesan Major Seminary since 2019.[3][2][5]

Appointment as Bishop[edit]

On 28 December 2022, he was appointed Bishop of Warri diocese by Pope Francis, following the retirement of Bishop John Oke’Oghene Afareha.[6][7]


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  2. ^ a b David (2022-12-28). "Pope appoints new Bishop for Warri Diocese". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  3. ^ a b "AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Warri, Anthony Ovayero Ewherido - Agenzia Fides". www.fides.org. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  4. ^ Newspaper, Ejes Gist News Nigeria (2023-02-09). "Read the full biography of Reverend Father Anthony Ewherido, the new Catholic Bishop of Warri Diocese". GbaramatuVoice Newspaper. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  5. ^ "Saints Peter & Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan :: Official Website". www.ssppseminaryibadan.org. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  6. ^ "Warri Catholic Diocese gets new Bishop". Punch Newspapers. 2022-12-28. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  7. ^ "Warri Catholic Bishop-Elect Ewherido For Episcopal Ordination February 9 – Independent Newspaper Nigeria". Retrieved 2023-02-14.