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Diocese of Abakaliki

Dioecesis Abakalikiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Michael Nnachi Okoro, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 1 March 1973
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Onitsha
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 5,953 (2,299 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://abakalikidiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, St. Teresa's Cathedral, P.O. Box 90, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (0803)79.57.411; 47.41.496

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
1 March 1973ErectedDiocese of Ogoja Diocese of Abakaliki (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980133,2521,240,00010.7%1514294,594143620ap1981
1990165,0001,340,00012.3%2612384,342125528ap1991
1999248,7501,723,00014.4%535584,28897542ap2000
2000269,9201,772,00015.2%535584,65397943ap2001
2001291,3501,676,00017.4%562585,02369245ap2002
2002290,0001,675,00017.3%615664,393108548ap2003
2003310,0001,675,00018.5%654694,492118650ap2004
2004331,0001,675,00019.8%693724,597108855ap2005
2005351,9501,717,00020.5%795844,189129264ap2006
2006374,6801,769,00021.2%901914,117812974ap2007
2011469,9702,024,00023.2%1121124,196916592ap2012
2012484,7202,071,00023.4%1241243,9099185105ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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