Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Erection of the Diocese of Pankshin and appointment of Angelicum alumnus as its first Bishop

On March 18, 2014 the Holy Father erected the new Diocese of Pankshin, in Nigeria, with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Jos and the Diocese of Shendam, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan of Jos. The Pope appointed Angelicum alumnus Fr. Michael Gobal Gokum of the clergy of Jos, Administrator of the Pro-Cathedral Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, in the Archdiocese of Abuja as first Bishop of Pankshin.

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