DAILY FILE – The Catholic Church in Nigeria has been thrown into mourning following the death of Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala, Most Revd Peter Iornzuul Adoboh at the age of 62 after a brief episcopacy.
The bishop had a long struggle with ill-health and was at various times given medical treatment in the US, Canada and Italy.
The gentle and holy man gave up the ghost at Daughters of Charity Hospital, Abuja in the early hours of February 14, 2020. His remains have been since brought back home.
He was appointed the pioneer Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI on 29th December 2012 and installed on 23rd February 2013 at the age of 55 years with the motto: Misericordia Dei Me Circumdat (The Grace of God surrounds me) in Tiv: Mhoonum Ma Aondo Kasem. Indeed this grace was a sustaining factor in his brief episcopacy.
Bishop Adoboh was one of two young men whose spiritual life was nurtured under the tutelage of the legendary Principal, Father Angus Fraser at Mount Saint Gabriel’s Makurdi, the other being the Bishop of Gboko, Most Revd William Amove Avenya.
Bishop Adoboh was born on 14th April 1958 to the family of Abraham and Sarah Adoboh of Mbayion in Gboko local government area of Benue State, Nigeria.
Details of his burial to be announced later by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria.
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