This is contained in a statement issued by Fr Mike Umoh, Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, on Monday in Abuja
Umoh said that the Bishops would use the opportunity to deliberate on national issues.
“It will be a week-long period of prayer, sharing, deep reflections and deliberations on issues concerning the Church and the society,” he added.
He said that the Bishops would meet with the Diocesan Priests Association and also hold an interactive session with some Catholics of Owerri Province.
Umoh said the opening Mass will be presided by the CBCN President and Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Lucius-Iwejuru Ugorji while the homily will be taken by the Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma.
He said that a communique would be issued at the end of the conference.