Today, Wednesday, 6 November 2014, the news was announced that our brother, Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, OSA, of the Province of Nigeria, has been named by Pope Francis as Bishop of the Diocese of Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria. Bishop-elect Ogun was born on 12 October 1966 in Sapele, the then Mid-Western State, Nigeria. As a pre-novice he pursued his philosophical studies at Saint Augustine Seminary, Jos, (1986-1988). He entered the province's novitiate in Jos in 1988 and professed first vows on 28 August 1989. He pursued his theological studies at Saint Augustine Major Seminary, (1989-1993), professed solemn vows on 28 August 1992, and was ordained to the priesthood on 31 July 1993. He was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel Priory, Iwaro Oka - Akoko, (1993-1996). He then came to Rome to Collegio Santa Monica, (1996-1998) and then to Saint Patrick's Friary (1998-2000), and completed studies in Canon Law, first the Licentiate and then the Doctorate, at the Gregorian University. He then returned to Nigeria to the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Surulere, (2001). From 2002 to 2005, he was Master of Professed at Augustinian Monastery, Jos. From 2006 to 2009, he ministered at Our Lady of Good Counsel Priory, Iwaro Oka - Akoko, and he worked as the university chaplain at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akugba, Akoko, within the parish territory of Iwaro Oka. He then ministered at Saint Nicholas Priory, Warri, where he worked as the Episcopal Vicar for Religious in the Diocese of Warri, (2009-2013). From 2013 until the present, he was Master of the students in formation and director of the Saint Augustine Institute in Makurdi.
On behalf of the entire Order, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations to Bishop-elect Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun as he is called to serve the Church in the episcopate, and let us all together offer him our fraternal support and remembrance in our prayers for him as he undertakes this new ministry.
Most Rev. Alejandro Moral Antón, O.S.A.
Prior General of the Augustinian Order
Rome, Curia Generalizia Agostiniana