Anthony Ovayero Ewherido Profile, Education and Catholic Priesthood



Anthony Ewherido


Bishop Anthony Ovayero Ewherido is a Nigerian Catholic priest and the Bishop of Catholic diocese of Warri, Delta state, born on 8 October 1960.

He was appointed by Pope Francis on 28 December 2022 and installed as Bishop on 9 February 2023 

Anthony Ewherido is a native of Eghwu In Ughelli South LGA of Delta State where he was born on 8 October 1960.

He attended the Minor Seminary in Effurun and completed his philosophical and theological studies at Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Ibadan.

Bishop Anthony was ordained a priest on 18 October 1986.

He served as Rector of the Holy Martyr’s of Uganda Minor Seminary in Effurun

He was awarded a doctorate degree in biblical studies at Saint John’s University and Fordham University in New York and also obtained a diploma at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.

Served as Parish priest of the Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church in Effurun from 1992 to 1994. 

He was made residential priest with pastoral duties at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Floral Park from 1994 to 2005 and at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Coram, New York from 1995 to 2006. 

He was appointed Chaplain at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York between 1995 and 2006. 


Ewherido and parents
Bishop Ewherido with his parents after his priestly ordination in 1986

He was the Parish priest of the Sacred Heart in Abraka, Delta State from 2006 to 2007 

Anthony was a Lecturer and Formator at the Saints Peter and Paul Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Ibadan. 

He was the Vice-rector of the SS. Peter and Paul interdiocesan Major Seminary between 2013 and 2019 and later became a lecturer at the Dominican Institute in Samonda, Ibadan from 2013 to 2021. 

He was the Rector of the Saints Peter and Paul interdiocesan Major Seminary since 2019 until hin appointment.

In December 2022, Pope Francis appointed Anthony Ewherido as the Bishop-Elect of Warri Diocese and was installed on 9 February, 2023.

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