Written By Ifunanya Obiechina
It is not an easy feat to make a solid mark in two tasking professions. But that is what Rev. Fr. Pius Uche Ukor has achieved. This noble Minister of God has blossomed in two demanding professions – Priesthood and journalism. He is truly worthy of celebration and this was expressed as many followers and fans identified with him during the celebration of his 20 years in priesthood.
The Onitsha Archdiocesan Director of social communications and editor- in- chief of the Trinitas Newspaper, Rev Fr. Pius Uche Ukor has clocked 20 years in Priesthood.
It was double celebration on the 15th of August which marked the solemnity of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ as the celebrant Fr Ukor shared in the blessings of the virgin Mary.
Fr. Pius was born the fourth child into the family of Late Chief Peter Chukwurah Ukor and Mrs. Caroline Chinyere Ukor of Uruegbe village Umuoji in Idemmili North Local Government Area of Anambra state.
Pius had this great zeal for God and Humanity which geared him to the enrollment at St. Paul’s Seminary Ukpor on 1st September 1982 and then graduated from All Hallows Seminary Onitsha in June 1988, there and then he gained admission into the famous Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu to study Philosophy after which he proceeded to complete his one year Apostolic work.
After successfully completing his studies which included Theology, he was there after ordained a Catholic priest at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Onitsha by Late Archbishop Albert K. Obiefuna in August 15th 1998.
The 15th of August, 2018 made it exact 20 years of Fr. Pius Ukor working in God’s vine yard. Fr. Pius represents that Bible version that said “Even before you were conceived, I knew you and what you would become”. He is a humble, Industrious and devoted man of God who is working tirelessly to keep the faithful and general public informed of the going on in the Archdiocese through the Trinitas Newspaper and other platforms.
The Clergy has brought so many awards to himself and he has equally held so many posts. Currently, Fr. Ukor is the Chaplain, Legion of Mary Onitsha Archdiocese, Director of Social Communications, Member Board of Directors, Sapientia International Media Centre, Director Marian Societies Council, Archdiocese of Onitsha, Editor in-Chief, Trinitas Newspapers and other posts.
Fr. Pius is a lover of Books, music, photography, tourism and sports. He is truly an inspiration to many who see him as a role model and mentor.
(Sadly, Fr. Pius passed on in December 2019)