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Diocese of Gboko

Dioecesis Gbokensis



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Bishop(s)

  • William Amove Avenya, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 December 2012
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Abuja
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 10,692 (4,129 Square Miles)
  • Description: Civil districts: Gboko, Buruku, Kwande, Ushongo, Vandeikya, Tarka, and Konshisha
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.M.B. 1955, Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (0803)96.54.924

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 December 2012ErectedDiocese of Makurdi Diocese of Gboko (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
2012896,8601,690,00053.1%808011,21062334bul:29Dec2012
2013708,6411,594,28744.4%1331335,3282336ap2014

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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