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Diocese of Kenema

Dioecesis Kenemaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Patrick Daniel Koroma, Bishop
  • John C. O’Riordan, C.S.Sp., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 11 November 1970
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Freetown
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sierra Leone
  • Square Kilometers: 15,710 (6,067 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Dama Road, P.O. Box 200, Kenema, Sierra Leone
  • Telephone: (032)420.477
  • Fax: 420.675

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
11 November 1970ErectedDiocese of Freetown and Bo Diocese of Kenema (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19808,727727,0001.2%522273232226ap1981
199016,1321,025,0001.6%517227332131ap1991
199716,8671,000,0001.7%134179924ap2000
200015,204600,0002.5%93121,2673ap2001
200115,402800,0001.9%84121,283313ap2002
200219,143900,0002.1%104141,3679ap2003
200321,0491,223,6081.7%144181,169815ap2004
200421,3751,248,0801.7%145191,12511115ap2005
200672,8571,258,7845.8%155203,64211215ap2007

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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