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BISHOP MATTHEW AUDU APPOINTED AS METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOP OF JOS.


The Holy Father has appointed Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Ishaya Audu as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos. Bishop Matthew Ishaya Audu, has before the appointment been the Catholic Bishop of Lafia diocese.

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu was born on June 7, 1959, in Tudu Auku, in the Diocese of Makurdi. After attending the St. James Minor Seminary in Keffi, he completed his philosophical and theological studies at the St. Augustine Major Seminary in Jos.

He was ordained a priest on June 23, 1984, for the Diocese of Makurdi. After ordination he held the following positions: Deputy parish preist in Keffi (1984-86); Assistant Parish Priest in Lafia (1986-88); Parish priest of Nasarawa (1988-89); Studies in Moral Theology in Rome at the Institute of Moral Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University, Licentiate (1989-91); Professor of Moral Theology and Vice-Rector of the Major Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas, Makurdi (1992-1997); in Rome, for the Doctorate in Moral Theology at the Alfonsianum (1997-99). From June to December 2000, with the departure of the Rector of the Seminary for a Sabbatical year, he was Acting Recotr of the Major Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas, Makurdi.

Elected first Bishop of Lafia on December 5, 2000, he received episcopal ordination on March 31, 2001.

He shall be installed as the third Archbishop of Jos on the 31st March, 2020.

 

 

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