Thursday, March 23

Most Rev’d Maxwell Anikwenwa, Former Dean Church of Nigeria ,Anglican Communion Kicks The Bucket At 83.

By Aniemeka Chiamaka Rejoice (Umunna TV)

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has been thrown into mourning, following the death of its former Dean, Archbishop Maxwell Anikwenwa.

Anikwenwa’s death was announced in a press statement issued by the Secretary General of the Church of Nigeria, Bishop Anthony Poggo, on Monday.

According to the statement, Archbishop Anikwenwa passed on Monday, March 13, after “years of meritorious and faithful service to God and humanity”.

The statement states that the Most Rev’d Maxwell Anikwenwa was called to glory on Monday, March 13, 2023.

Archbishop Anikwenwa was the former Archbishop of Province II and the Retired Bishop of Awka Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

The statement partly reads, “May God comfort his family, the Diocese of Awka, Province of the Niger and the Church of Nigeria as a whole and grant him eternal rest.”

Archbishop Anikwenwa died at the age of 83.

He was ordained Deacon in 1964 and Priest in December 1966. He served in Onitsha and Freetown. He was appointed the first Bishop of Awka in 1987. He was made Archbishop of the Niger in 2000.

He was also Dean of the Church of Nigeria.

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