The immediate past Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja, a priest from Owerri Archdiocese, Msgr. Ralph Madu, has passed on to glory after a brief illness.

Born in Lagos on September 28, 1955, the erstwhile Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat was ordained a priest of the Catholic Church on July 9, 1983, for the Archdiocese of Owerri. A PhD graduate of the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Fr. Madu also studied at Fordham University, New York where he bagged M. Ed (Admin and Supervision).

Msgr. Ralph Madu had a chequered history of academic, pastoral and administrative experiences within and outside the country and distinguished himself as a scholar and priest of immeasurable value.

Msgr. Madu who speaks English, Igbo, German and French fluently was a member of the Governing Council of the Catholic Institute of West Africa, till his death.

He will be greatly missed.

Do join us in praying for the peaceful repose of his soul.

May his gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.