Catholic Bishops To Inaugurate Knights Of St. John Temple In Enugu


The first and only Temple in Nigeria of the Knights of St. John International, in Enugu, would be inaugurated during the Nigerian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, which would hold in Enugu, in August this year.

The Grand President, Enugu Grand Commandery of the Knights of St John International, Brigadier General Gilbert Obu, gave the indication at a reception organized in his honour by Ezeagu Knights Association.

Brig. Gen. Obu recalled that when he came to office in 2018, the Temple was in a small bungalow built in 1976, which then had some licking roofs and collapsing ceiling.

He stated that he was touched by the sorry state of the Temple, so he decided to mobilize both men and resources to ensure that a befitting architectural edifice was raised to match the status of Enugu where the Knights of St John International started in 1976, and to the glory of God, his dream had now come true.

He informed that the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Dr. CVC Onaga, visited the Temple some few days back, and was impressed by what he saw, but however directed that everything should be put in place before the Bishops arrived in August.

The Grand President thanked Ezeagu Knights Association for putting together the reception and counselled them to endeavour to work in unity and also to build up their spirituality.

The Grand Secretary, Colonel Phil Ezeogu in his own comment, charged Ezeagu Knights to device means of sustaining the association.

Earlier, the chairman of the reception committee, Barr. Emeka Ozoagu, said the group had decided to honour the Grand President because of the excellent work he was doing, and urged him not to relent.

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DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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