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Diocese of Lafia

Dioecesis Lafiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Matthew Ishaya Audu, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5 December 2000
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Abuja
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 28,500 (11,008 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 84, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: 47.20.595

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5 December 2000ErectedArchdiocese of Jos
Diocese of Makurdi
Diocese of Lafia (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
200072,0001,510,0004.8%198272,66682113ap2001
2001175,6711,558,25011.3%174218,36541914ap2002
2002182,9971,598,23011.4%237306,09972014ap2003
2003187,0841,869,56410.0%247316,03471915ap2004
2004189,6861,867,24110.2%268345,57982015ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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