BIRTH: Tuesday, 24 January 1956 (Eke day), by Anthony and Theresa ISIZOH of Osile Ogbunike. NIGERIA.
BAPTISM: Sunday, 4 March 1956 by the Irish Fr Thomas SWEENEY C.S.Sp.
CONFIRMATION: Tuesday, 10 August 1965 by Archbishop Charles HEEREY C.S.Sp.
DIACONATE: Sunday, 23 December 1984 by Archbishop Francis ARINZE.
PRIESTHOOD: Saturday, 28 September 1985 by Archbishop Stephen EZEANYA.
- St Raphael's Catholic Primary School, Awkuzu (1962-1963).
- St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, Ogbunike (1964-1968/1970).
- All Hallows' Seminary, Onitsha (1971-1975)
- Bigard Memorial Seminary (Philosophy Campus), Ikot Ekpene (1976-1980)
- Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu (1982-1985).
- Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (1989-1993)
- Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1994-1996)
- Formator, All Hallows' Seminary, Onitsha (1985-1989)
- Chaplain, Immaculate Heart Sisters' Novitiate, Nkpor/OSB Monastery, Umuoji/Secondary Schools (1985-1989)
- Official, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican City (1995-2015)
- Nomination: Friday, 6 February 2015 by His Holiness, Pope Francis.
(Titular Bishop of Legia, Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha.)
- Consecration: Friday, 1 May 2015 by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal ARINZE
PREDECESSORS AS TITULAR BISHOP OF LEGIA
Bishop Arturo RIVERA DAMAS, s.d.b.
(Born 1923, Died 1994)
Tit. Bishop of Legia: 1960 - 1977
Bishop André J.Réné LACRAMPE
(Born 1941, Died 2015)
Tit. Bishop of Legia: 1983 - 1988
Bishop Leonard James OLIVIER, s.v.d.
(Born 1923, Died 2014)
United States of America
Tit. Bishop of Legia: 1988 - 2014
PREDECESSORS AS AUXILIARY BISHOP OF ONITSHA
EPISCOPAL ANCESTRAL LINEAGE:
- Francis Cardinal Arinze (1965)
Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri-Segni
- Archbishop Charles Heerey, C.S.Sp. † (1927)
Archbishop of Onitsha
- Bishop Joseph (Ignatius) Shanahan, C.S.Sp. † (1920)
Titular Bishop of Abila Lysaniae
- Bishop Denis Kelly † (1897)
Bishop of Ross
- Archbishop Thomas William Croke † (1870)
Archbishop of Cashel (-Emly)
- Paul Cardinal Cullen † (1850)
Archbishop of Dublin
- Castruccio Cardinal Castracane degli Antelminelli † (1844)
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
- Pope Gregory XVI (1831)
(Bartolomeo Alberto (Mauro) Cappellari, O.S.B. †)
- Bartolomeo Cardinal Pacca † (1786)
Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (e Velletri)
- Giovanni Carlo Cardinal Boschi † (1760)
Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina
- Pope Clement XIII (1743)
(Carlo della Torre Rezzonico †)
- Pope Benedict XIV (1724)
(Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini †)
- Pope Benedict XIII (1675)
(Pietro Francesco (Vincenzo Maria) Orsini de Gravina, O.P. †)
- Paluzzo Cardinal Paluzzi Altieri Degli Albertoni † (1666)
Chamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber
- Ulderico Cardinal Carpegna † (1630)
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere
- Luigi Cardinal Caetani † (1622)
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Pudenziana
- Ludovico Cardinal Ludovisi † (1621)
Archbishop of Bologna
- Archbishop Galeazzo Sanvitale † (1604)
Archbishop Emeritus of Bari (-Canosa)
- Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P. † (1586)
Cardinal-Bishop of Albano
- Giulio Antonio Cardinal Santorio † (1566)
Cardinal-Priest of San Bartolomeo all’Isola
- Scipione Cardinal Rebiba †
Titular Patriarch of Constantinople