From Magnus Eze, Enugu
Pioneer bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Imo State, Most Rev. Dr. Gregory Ochiagha is dead.
Aged 88, Ochiagha was an ‘iroko’ and father figure in the Orlu Catholic diocese having served in the Lord’s vineyard there for decades.
Daily Sun gathered that the retired bishop died of brief ill health and old age-related matters at the Annunciation Hospital Enugu where he had gone for medical check-up.
The Orlu diocese of the church was yet to speak publicly on the incident.
However, a member of the diocese who wished not to be named said that the “Catholic Diocese of Orlu is indeed mourning the demise of this great servant, the man whose name is synonymous with the diocese. Worthy of note is the fact that Late Bishop Ochiagha hailed from Mbano and was not a son of Orlu Diocese but very respected during his tenure and after in the entire diocese.”