Pope Francis has created the Diocese of Wukari, and appointed Rev. Fr. Mark Nzukwein, as the first Bishop of the Diocese.
The development was contained in a statement made available on Wednesday by the National Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat Of Nigeria(CSN), Padre Mike Umoh in Abuja.
Fr. Mark is a priest of Jalingo Diocese and currently the Rector of St. Augustine Major Seminary in Jos.
Wukari Diocese was carved out of Jalingo Diocese and becomes a suffragan of the Metropolitan See of Jos.
Born on July 15, 1969 in Jenuwa Nyifiye and ordained a Catholic Priest for Jalingo Diocese in July 15, 1995, Msgr. Mark studied philosophy at the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Makurdi from 1987 to 1990; and theology at St. Augustine’s Major Seminary in Jos from 1991 to 1995.
Besides serving as a Rector of the Major Seminary, Msgr. Mark has held many offices in the Church including being Rector of Scared Heart Minor Seminary and Vicar General of Jalingo Diocese.