August 23, 2017
On August 15, 2017, the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, a new priest joined the ranks of the FSSP. Fr. Charles Ike’s ordination at the FSSP’s apstolate in Umuaka, Nigeria, brings the total number of new priests from the North American District this year to 10, with seven ordained in Lincoln, Nebraska in May and two in Warrington, England, in June. Fr. Ike was ordained by Bishop Gregory Ochiaga, Bishop Emeritus of the diocese of Orlu. This was the first traditional priestly ordination in Nigeria in over 50 years.