Death – Obituary News : The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, has passed away. Archbishop John expressed his condolences and prayers to Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark in the Church of England, on behalf of the people of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Learning of the death of The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, last Friday, Archbishop John wrote to Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark in the Church of England, to express the condolences and prayers of the people of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
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The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, sadly passed away last Friday, leaving behind a legacy of faith, education, and compassion. Upon learning of his death, Archbishop John of the Archdiocese of Southwark expressed his condolences and prayers to Bishop Christopher Chessun, the Bishop of Southwark in the Church of England.
Born in Nigeria, Bishop Dorgu dedicated his life to serving others and spreading the message of love and inclusivity. He was ordained as a deacon in 1995 and later became a priest in 1996. His commitment to education led him to pursue a Master’s degree in Theology from Durham University and a PhD in Mathematics Education.
Throughout his career, Bishop Dorgu held various leadership positions within the Church of England. He served as the Bishop of Woolwich since 2017, where he tirelessly worked to strengthen the faith community and promote social justice. His charismatic personality and dedication to his congregation made him a beloved figure among both clergy and parishioners.
Bishop Dorgu’s legacy extends beyond his pastoral work. He was deeply committed to fostering interfaith dialogue and understanding, working closely with leaders of different religious communities to promote peace and harmony. His efforts in this regard earned him respect and admiration from individuals of all faiths.
The news of Bishop Dorgu’s untimely death has left a void in the hearts of many. His commitment to serving others, his unwavering faith, and his dedication to creating a more inclusive society will be remembered and celebrated by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
As the Archdiocese of Southwark mourns the loss of a great leader, the legacy of Bishop Dorgu will continue to inspire and guide future generations in their pursuit of compassion, justice, and unity. May his soul rest in eternal peace..