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Diocese of Meru

Dioecesis Meruensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Salesius Mugambi, Bishop
  • Silas Silvius Njiru, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 7 May 1953
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Nyeri
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 9,922 (3,832 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofmeru.org/
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 16, Meru, Kenya
  • Telephone: (0164)20.261; 20.317
  • Fax: 30.989

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Meru
10 March 1926ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Kenya Prefecture Apostolic of Meru (erected)
Diocese of Meru
7 May 1953ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Meru Diocese of Meru
20 February 1956Territory LostDiocese of Meru
Archdiocese of Nairobi
Prefecture Apostolic of Kitui (erected)
9 December 1976Territory LostDiocese of Mombasa
Diocese of Meru
Prefecture Apostolic of Garissa (erected)
9 June 1986Territory LostDiocese of Meru Diocese of Embu (erected)
15 December 1995Territory LostDiocese of Meru Vicariate Apostolic of Isiolo (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Meru
194911,873308,0003.9%222253929379ap1951
Diocese of Meru
1970142,3001,043,60013.6%2044642,2235712126ap1971
1980262,7051,118,00023.5%2136574,6085413129ap1981
1990466,2851,398,85633.3%2638647,2855615330ap1991
1999676,2522,018,25033.5%4147887,6846527231ap2000
2000689,7772,623,72526.3%69481175,8956627234ap2001
2001710,4701,950,00036.4%82411235,7765928536ap2002
2002713,5501,950,58536.6%80381186,0475729138ap2003
2003720,6852,050,00035.2%83411245,8116223738ap2004
2004737,8212,152,53534.3%93451385,3466928340ap2005

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


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