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Catholic Diocese of Auchi, 26th June, 2022


With heavy hearts but with total submission to the will of God, we announce the death of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia, who was killed by his abductors after being kidnapped this morning 26th June, 2022 at about 6:30am in his rectory while coming out o go for Sunday Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, Ikabigbo, Uzairue, Edo State.

Until his death, Fr. Odia was the Administrator of St. Michael Catholic Church, Ikabigbo and also the principal of St. Philip Catholic Secondary School, Jattu. He was aged 41. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Burial arrangements will be announced by the diocese later.


Rev. Fr. Peter Egielewa

Director of Social Communications, Auchi Diocese.


2 Comment(s)
  • MaryPrecious
    2022-07-05 08:08:37
    It is unbearable! May God grant him eternal rest. We continue to pray for God’s divine healing for all those who sustained injuries during the incident. May God hear our cry in distress and put an end to these hideous killing in the country

    2022-06-26 16:49:03
    This is so terribly sad!! When is this going to stop! Killing of our priests and attacks in our churches. May he rest in peace.

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Burial Rite For Late Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia

Date: 2022-07-07 - 2022-07-08

The Burial Rite for late Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia-Ogedegbe comes up this week as follows: WAKE KEEP: 5:00PM, 9:00PM & 6:00AM on Thursday 7th July, 2022 @ Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Auchi FUNERAL MASS: 10:00AM on Friday 8th July, 2022 @ Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary, Ivhianokpodi

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logoThe Diocese history of Auchi dates back to the latter part of the 19th century when the first Roman Catholic Missionaries arrived at Agenebode in the present Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. Although, evidences abound of earlier contacts of the Christian missionaries with the indigenes of Agenebode and environs, the officially recorded date for this is 1884 when catholic priests started visiting Agenebode and environs from their then headquarters in Lokoja.

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