Achonry Diocese – New Priest Welcomed.
Bishop Paul Dempsey has welcomed Fr Victor Akongwale to ministry in the Diocese of Achonry. A priest of the Ogoja Diocese in Nigeria. Fr Victor brings to our diocese many years of experience in priestly ministry. As he joins our diocese, we recall Bishop Thomas McGettrick SPD – a native of Killavil in Bunninadden Parish, who was ordained a priest of Achonry Diocese in 1930 but went on to be a founder member of St Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan. Later he became Bishop of Ogoja Diocese, Fr Victor’s native diocese (1955-1973), and would no doubt rejoice with us as a son of his diocese returns to Achonry to share the Gospel in new surrounds. Reflecting on this link and in welcoming Fr Victor, Bishop Paul said “it has gone full circle”. Thanks be to God. Fr Victor takes us duty as Curate in Swinford Parish. He is wished every joy, happiness and a fulfilled ministry in our midst.