Faithful Witnesses of Christ

Faithful Witnesses of Christ

Fostering Fraternal Communion in the Presbyterium

Ozioko Johnson Uchenna

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“By this shall all men know that you are my disciples – if you love one another” (Jn 13: 35). In so saying, the Saviour puts fraternal communion at the centre of Christian discipleship and even more so, at the heart of priestly missionary spirituality since, by vocation, priests are ex professo called to a more ultimate conformity to Christ. Faithful Witnesses of Christ reflects on this special vocation imposed on priests by virtue of sacramental ordination. Drawing from various sources of the Christian tradition – scripture, Church Fathers and the magisterium – alongside theological research, lived experience, and interdisciplinary data, it proffers various ways of fostering a more robust communion in the presbyterium so that priests can more credibly bear witness to Christ in our broken world where people are increasingly retreating to various forms of exclusionary identities, ethnic cleavages and parochial comfort zones.

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Urbaniana University Press

Autori e Curatori

Johnson Uchenna Ozioko is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria. He holds a doctorate degree in Theology with specialization in Spirituality from the Teresianum Pontifical Institute of Spirituality, Rome, and in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome. He currently teaches in the Faculties of Missiology and Philosophy of the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome, and is the author of Passion and Commitment: Consecrated Celibacy and the Dynamics of Psychosexual Development (Paulines, 2007).