The Rev. Chidi Ezennia Osondo, a priest from the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, which includes Columbus, has died. He was 37. He died in India from complications following the rejection of a kidney transplant.
His first assignment was as parochial vicar, or priest associate, at St. Anne Catholic Church.
He was ordained a priest on June 4, 2005 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anne, 2000 Kay Circle; another service is 7:30 p.m. the same day at St. James Catholic Church in Savannah.
He was a native of Nigeria.
Cards may be sent to the Osondu family in care of the Diocese of Savannah: 601 E. Liberty St. Savannah, GA 31401