July 22, 2024

DIOCESES

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KADUNA ARCHDIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna
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MOST REV. MATTHEW MAN'OSO NDAGOSO Date of Birth: March 1, 1960 Priestly Ordination: October 4, 1986 Episcopal Ordination: May 1, 2003 Address: Archbishop's House, Box 248 Kaduna Ph: 0805767 […]
The first Catholic Mission Station in what is now Northern Nigeria was established in Lo […]
JOS ARCHDIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Jos
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MOST REV. IGNATIUS AYAU KAIGAMA Date of Birth: July 31, 1958 Priestly Ordination: June 6, 1981 Episcopal Ordination for Jalingo: April 23, 1995 Installed Archbishop of Jos: June 22, 2000 Ad […]
The beginnings of what is now the Archdiocese of Jos can be traced to February 12, 1907 […]
JALINGO DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Jos
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MOST REV. CHARLES M. HAMMAWA Date of Birth: October 1, 1962. Priestly Ordination: July 4, 1987 Episcopal Ordination: July 4, 2008 Address : Bishop's House. Box 110 Jalingo, Taraba State. Ph […]
Geographically, the Diocese of Jalingo and Taraba State are the same area. They are situ […]
ISSELE-UKU DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Benin City
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MOST REV. MICHAEL ODOGWU ELUE Date of Birth: April 4. 1956 Priestly Ordination: August 18. 1984 Episcopal Ordination: February 21.2004 Address: Bishop's House. P.O Box 63 Issele-Uku. Delta […]
The advent of Catholicism to Issele-Uku is part of the history of the coming of the miss […]
LOKOJA DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja
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MOST REV. MARTIN DADA OLORUNMOLU Date of Birth: August 30, 1948 Priestly Ordination: December 23, 1978 Episcopal Ordination: February 11,2006 Address: Bishop's House. Maryville, Box 172, Lo […]
The advent of the Catholic Faith in the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja is usually dated to t […]
LAGOS ARCHDIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos
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MOST REV. ALFRED ADEWALE MARTINS Date of Birth: June 1, 1959 Priestly Ordination: September 18, 1983 Episcopal Ordination: January 24, 1998 Enthroned Archbishop: August 4, 2012 Address: Ar […]
In 1870, after 10 years of existence, the Vicariate of Dahomey became the Vicariate of t […]
LAFIA DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja
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MOST REV. DR. MATTHEW ISHAYA AUDU Date of Birth: June 1959. Priestly Ordination: 23rd June 1984. Episcopal Ordination: 31st March 2001 Resident: Bishop's House: opposite Government House […]
he Catholic Diocese of Lafia is conterminous with Nasarawa State which T covers a land a […]
KONTAGORA VICARIATE
Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna
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MOST REV. BULUS DAUWA YOHANNA Date of Birth: December 15, 1970 Priestly Ordination: January 1, 1998 Episcopal Ordination: May 3, 2012 Address: St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral […]
On December 27, 1995, the Feast of St John the Evangelist, the Holy Father, Pope John Pa […]
KATSINA-ALA DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja
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MOST REV PETER IORNZUUL ADOBOH Date of Birth: April 14, 1958 Priestly Ordination: June 30, 1984 Episcopal Ordination: February 23, 2013 Address: Bishop's House P. O. Box 44, Katsina Ala, […]
The evangelization of the ecclesiastical territory of present day Katsina-Ala, Ukum, Log […]
NSUKKA DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Onitsha
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MOST REV. GODFREY I. ONAH Date of Birth: August 18, 1956 Date of Priestly Ordination: July 28, 1984 Appointed Bishop: April 13, 2013 Consecrated Bishop: July 4, 2013 Address: Bishop's Hous […]
In 1932, His Lordship, Bishop Shanahan, transferred Rev. Fr. James Mellet from Ogoja to […]
NNEWI DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Onitsha
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MOST REV HILARY PAUL ODILI OKEKE Date of Birth: January 21, 1947 Priestly Ordination: April 20, 1974 Episcopal Ordination: February 10,2002 Address: Bishop's House, P.M.B. 5099, Nnewi. Ana […]
What is Nnewi Diocese is no doubt a product of Onitsha Archdiocese. Enugu and Awka Dioce […]
MINNA DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna
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MOST REV. MARTIN IGWEMEZIE UZOUKWU Date of Birth: September 9, 1950 Priestly Ordination: September 27, 1981 Episcopal Ordination: November 30, 1996 Address: Bishop's Residence, 11 Ahmadu B […]
he Catholic Diocese of Minna, Nigeria started in 1911, as an Outstation of T Lokoja. His […]
MAIDUGURI DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja
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MOST REV. ALFRED C. ANAGBE CMF Date of Birth: April 2, 1965 Priestly Ordination: August 8, 1994 Episcopal Ordination: October 4, 2014 Address: Bishop House P.O Box 21, Benue State. Ph: E-ma […]
The ecclesiastical territory which is today called Makurdi Diocese was part of Prefectur […]
MAIDUGURI DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Jos
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MOST REV. OLIVER DASHE DOEME Date of Birth: December 31, 1960 Priestly Ordination: October 18, 1997 Appointed Bishop of Maiduguri June 6, 2009 Episcopal Ordination August 13, 2009 Add […]
The opening of a mission in Kaya in 1948, led to the establishment and development of wh […]
ORLU DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri
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MOST REV. AUGUSTINE UKWUOMA Date of Birth: August 29, 1953 Date of Ordination: July 30, 1983 Episcopal Ordination: June 21, 2008 Address: Bishop's House, Box 430, Orlu; Ph: 083-520401, 0803 […]
he early missionaries to Nigeria set their foot on what is now known as the T Catholic D […]
ONITSHA ARCHDIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Onitsha
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MOST REV. DR. VALERIAN M. OKEKE Date of Birth: October 20, 1953 Priestly Ordination: July 11, 1981 Episcopal Ordination: February 9, 2002 Address: Archdiocesan Catholic Secretariat, Arch […]
The Archdiocese of Onitsha was founded by the missionaries of the Holy Ghost Congregatio […]
ONDO DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan
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MOST REV. JUDE AYODEJI AROGUNDADE Date of Birth: July 9, 1961 Priestly Ordination:Sept. 8, 1990 Date of Appointment: Feb. 13, 2010 Episcopal Ordination: May 6, 2010 Address: Bishop's Secret […]
On January 12, 1943 the Vicariate of Ondo-Ilorin, consisting of the Civil Provinces of O […]
OKIGWE DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri
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MOST REV. SOLOMON AMATU Date of Birth: January 17. 1950 Priestly Ordination: October 7. 1978 Episcopal Ordination: April 28, 2001 Address: Bishop's House Diocesan Catholic Secretariat Box 9 […]
The missionaries evangelized the present Okigwe Diocese from two wings namely: Adazi in […]
OGOJA DIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Calabar
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MOST REV. JOHN EBEBE AYAH (Apostolic Administrator) Date of Birth: December 10, 1959 Priestly Ordination: July 24 , 1993 Episcopal Ordination: January 6, 2007 Address: C/o All Hallows Chanc […]
Evangelization in the Province now known as the Diocese of Ogoja, one of the oldest in C […]
CALABAR ARCHDIOCESE
Ecclesiastical Province of Calabar
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administration of the Archdiocese is Sacred Heart Cathedral, Calabar which foundation was dug in 1932. The edifice is considered to be the most outstanding Cathedral in Nigeria in terms of […]
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE The Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar as a territory was creat […]