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Diocese of Awka

Dioecesis Avkaensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 10 November 1977
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Onitsha
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 1,551 (599 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.M.B. 5021, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (0806)65.22.207

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
10 November 1977ErectedArchdiocese of Onitsha Diocese of Awka (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980226,741717,00031.6%41415,53023623ap1981
1990451,000917,00049.2%10841124,026106166ap1991
1999584,3401,112,92352.5%22322252,5977129109ap2000
2000599,8841,138,46752.7%21722192,7399133112ap2001
2001614,3401,168,75552.6%20222043,0119130115ap2002
2002628,7421,183,15753.1%20322053,0679143124ap2003
2003642,4901,235,46952.0%24562512,55913144128ap2004
2004658,0091,247,63752.7%26932722,41910129131ap2005
2006635,5951,277,99049.7%26572722,33614138137ap2007
2012797,1431,516,00052.6%31353182,50615152165ap2013

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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