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
- Installation as Bishop of Aguleri: Friday, 17 March 2023 by Papal Nuncio Antonio G. Filipazzi.
PIONEER BISHOP OF AGULERI
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
On Friday 17 March 2023, in St Joseph's Cathedral, Aguleri, Most Rev. Denis Chidi ISIZOH was installed the Pioneer Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Aguleri. TOTUS PRO DEO!
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