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Diocese of Garissa

Dioecesis Garissaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Paul Darmanin, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop
  • Joseph Alessandro, O.F.M. Cap., Coadjutor Bishop
  • Leo White, O.F.M. Cap., Prefect Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 3 February 1984
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Mombasa
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 140,000 (54,075 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7, Garissa 70100, Kenya
  • Telephone: (046)2102
  • Fax: 3462

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Garissa
9 December 1976ErectedDiocese of Mombasa
Diocese of Meru
Prefecture Apostolic of Garissa (erected)
Diocese of Garissa
3 February 1984ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Garissa Diocese of Garissa
2 June 2000Territory LostDiocese of Garissa
Archdiocese of Mombasa
Diocese of Malindi (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Garissa
19807,500360,0002.1%11617441118117ap1981
Diocese of Garissa
199017,600534,0003.3%113141,257162310ap1991
199924,000600,0004.0%321241,000292211ap2000
20009,000961,000.9%291181817116ap2001
20017,000700,0001.0%8887513155ap2002
20027,000700,0001.0%291163612155ap2003
20037,000700,0001.0%2101258313155ap2004
20047,000700,0001.0%281070010155ap2005
20066,690729,000.9%591447711136ap2007

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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