Peter Ebere Okpaleke
Roundtable: In this age, many Catholics aren't occupied enough by church affairs to care, or they simply walk out the door rather than push. But resistance did have an effect in a Nigerian diocese.
Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke was installed April 29 as bishop of the new Ekwulobia Diocese, after being rejected in the Ahiara Diocese during a yearslong crisis that engulfed the church in the region.
Pope Francis is giving priests belonging to the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese or face suspension.