Read the full biography of Reverend Father Anthony Ewherido, the new Catholic Bishop of Warri Diocese
Reverend Father Anthony Ovayero Ewherido was on Thursday, February 9, 2023 ordained and installed as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Warri in Delta State, Nigeria.
Father Ewherido was installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Warri by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Until his installation as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Warri, Reverend Ewherido was the Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Inter-Diocesan Major Seminary in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Bishop Ewherido was born on 8 October, 1960 in Eghwu, in the Diocese of Warri. After attending the minor seminary in Effurun, he completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Ibadan.
He was subsequently awarded a doctorate in biblical studies at Saint John’s University and Fordham University in New York. He subsequently obtained a diploma at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
He was ordained a priest on 18 October 1986 and incardinated in the Diocese of Warri.
He has held the following offices: deputy priest of Saint Jude’s in Effurun (1986 – 1987); rector of the Holy Martyrs of UgandaMinor Seminary in Effurun (1988-1992); and parish priest of the Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church in Effurun (1992-1994).
He has held the office of residential priest with pastoral responsibilities at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Floral Park (1994-2005) and Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Coram, New York (1995-2006); chaplain at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York (1995-2006); and parish priest of the Sacred Heart in Abraka, Nigeria (2006-2007).
Since 2007, Ewherido was formator and teacher at the Saints Peter and Paul Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Ibadan; vice rector of the Saints Peter and PaulInterdiocesan Major Seminary in Ibadan (2013-2019); teacher at the Dominican Institute in Samonda, Ibadan (2013-2021); and since 2019, rector of the Saints Peter and Paul Interdiocesan Major Seminary.