Missionary Society of Saint Paul of Nigeria

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The Missionary Society of Saint Paul of Nigeria (MSP) is a Latin Catholic Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right, for Men, founded in and basically active in missions within Nigeria, many countries in Africa, Europe, North America and The Caribbeans]. Its headquarters are Kutunku, Gwagwalada, Abuja, F.C.T., Nigeria.


Established on 23 October 1977 by the episcopal conference of Nigeria, it was the first indigenous Missionary Society in Africa. The Society was founded by Dominic Cardinal Ekandem and established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria. The main aim was to provide priests for the mission of the Church in the needy diocese of the World. Members of the Missionary Society of Paul of Nigeria are working currently in Nigeria, Cameroun, Chad, The Gambia, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, United Kingdom, The United States of America, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Grenada, and Bahamas.

Superiors general[edit]

(all Roman Rite and so far Nigerian priests)

  • Felix Elosi, (1995 – 2001)
  • Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, (2001 – 2007.11.23), later Bishop, see below
  • Anselm Umoren (2008 – 2011.11.08), later Bishop, see below
  • Victor Chike Onwukeme, M.S.P. (2013.09.12 – ...)

Prelates from their ranks[edit]

  • Anthony Ademu Adaji, Bishop of Idah (Nigeria)
  • Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, Apostolic Vicar of Bomadi (Nigeria) and Titular Bishop of Lacubaza
  • Anselm Umoren, Titular Bishop of Scampa and Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja (Nigeria)

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