Dominic Ekandem, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dominic Ekandem

Catholic cardinal

Date of Birth: 23-Jun-1917

Place of Birth: Nigeria

Date of Death: 24-Nov-1995

Profession: Catholic priest, theologian

Nationality: Nigeria

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Dominic Ekandem

  • Dominic Ignatius Ekandem (1917–1995), was a Roman Catholic cardinal and was the first West African Catholic Bishop.
  • He also founded the Missionary Society of Saint Paul of Nigeria (M.S.P.). A native of Akwa Ibom State, Ekandem attended several Catholic seminaries before he became a priest.
  • He was ordained on 7 December 1947, and became the first priest from the old Calabar province.
  • In April 1976, he was installed a cardinal.

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