Six New Priests of Opus Dei in Africa

On 5 May 2018, 31 new priests of the Prelature of Opus Dei were ordained in Rome by Cardinal Robert Sarah. Six are from Africa.

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Jean Eudes Tehia:

Born in 1985 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). He is the last born of a Catholic family and has 2 brothers and 4 sisters. He studied in a school run by the Capuchins. One of the Capuchins brothers introduced him to Opus Dei when he was going to study Law in the University in Abidjan. He worked for two years on a project to do with human rights. He studied Canon Law in the University of Navarre (Spain). He is currently completing his PhD in the same speciality.

Fr. Jean Eudes Tehia Pedro Okafor:

Born at Ibadan (Nigeria) in 1985 to a Catholic family. He too has 2 brothers and 4 sisters; one sister is already in heaven. He studied Computer Engineering at ESUT and later worked as an Intern in Lagos Business School, Information Technology Department. From there he went to Spain to start his theological studies which he later finished in the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome).

Fr. Pedro Okafor

Frederick Oraegbu:

Born in Ibusa, Delta state, (Nigeria) in 1982. He is the fifth of nine brothers and sisters. He obtained his bachelors degree in Accountancy at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus in 2007. He worked briefly in a private audit firm in Ibadan before joining Whitesands School in Lagos where he taught mathematics to JS2 students from 2010 to 2011. He left for Pamplona, Spain in 2012 to complete his bachelors degrees in philosophy and theology studies at the University of Navarre. He went to Rome to continue his studies and obtained a Masters in Moral Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. He is currently completing his PhD in Theology.

Fr. Frederick Oraegbu

Elobuike Anthony Asogwa:

Born in Enugu (Nigeria) in 1986. He has 5 sisters and brothers one of whom is a priest as well. He studied engineering and worked in Lagos for some years. At the University of Navarre (Spain) he studied theology. He did a Masters and PhD in Dogmatic Theology in the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome).

Fr. Elobuike Anthony Asogwa

Jude Karuhanga:

Born in Kampala (Uganda) in 1984 in a Catholic family. He has three brothers and three sisters. He studied Electrical Engineering in Makerere University and graduated with First Class Honours. Later he moved to Nairobi for two years to do a Diploma in Information Technology in Strathmore University. From there he went to Rome. During his time there he combined his studies in theology and philosophy in the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome), with maintenance work of computer systems in Cavabianca, the International Seminary of Opus Dei in Rome, where he resided, as he is quite experienced at this type of work.

Fr. Jude Karuhanga

Donatus Wainaina:

Born in Eldoret (Kenya). He is the first born in his family and has two brothers. He studied Accountancy in Strathmore University between 2006 and 2008 and then a Bachelor in Arts in the University of Nairobi. Once he completed his studies he proceeded to Rome in 2011 to do his theological studies at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

Fr. Donatus Wainaina