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Priest Dies In Auto Crash After Attending Colleague’s Burial

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A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Raymond Ifeanyi Eselu, has died in an auto crash in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The accident occurred in front of St.Theresa’s Cathedral, Abakaliki, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

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Until his death, Eselu was the parish priest of St Patrick’s parish Ezza-Ofu in Ebonyi state. The catechist was said to be driving out of the church after attending the funeral of his colleague, Rev Fr Christopher Nnachi Agwu.

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A statement signed by the Diocesan Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Mathew Uzoma Opoke, described Eselu as a jovial and dedicated priest who took delight in the celebration of Mass. A release statement read in part;

“We are hopeful that God, for who, he served, would prepare a banquet full of good things for the one who has served in his vineyard in so remarkable a manner. We ask for your prayers for his eternal repose after his meritorious service. The funeral rite will be announced later.” 

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The Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki on Thursday, August 18, announced the sudden demise of the priest.

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