On Oct. 12, 2023, Bishop William F. Medley smiles for a photo with some of the 107 seminarians and faculty members of the Missionaries of St. Paul major seminary, following morning prayer and Mass. COURTESY OF FR. JERRY RINEY
Bishop Medley’s pastoral visit to Nigeria
BY WKC STAFF
For the past few years, Bishop Medley has made it his mission to travel to the home countries of international priests serving in the Diocese of Owensboro to express his gratitude to their families, their communities, and their bishops and superiors. His travels have included Mexico, Guatemala, Myanmar, India, and most recently, Nigeria.
Bishop Medley and Fr. Jerry Riney landed in Abuja, Nigeria early in the morning (4:30 a.m. Abuja time) of Oct. 11, 2023. While in there, he visited the major seminary of the Missionaries of St. Paul, a religious community out of Nigeria. He journeyed to several major cities to make pastoral visits, celebrated several three-hour-long Masses and the ordinations of several transitional deacons, while also visiting the families of Fr. Emmanual Udoh and Fr. Uwem Enoh. He also visited with the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, several of whom serve in the Diocese of Owensboro.
Originally printed in the November 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.