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Archdiocese of Mombasa

Archidioecesis Mombasaensis

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  • Martin Kivuva Musonde, Archbishop
  • Emanuel Barbara, O.F.M. Cap., Apostolic Administrator
  • John Njenga, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 May 1990
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 30,395 (11,740 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 84425, Nyerere Ave., Mombasa, Kenya
  • Telephone: (011)31.15.26
  • Fax: 31.32.71

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Mombasa e Zanzibar
8 May 1955ErectedArchdiocese of Nairobi Diocese of Mombasa e Zanzibar (erected)
Diocese of Mombasa
12 December 1964SplitDiocese of Mombasa e Zanzibar Diocese of Mombasa
9 December 1976Territory LostDiocese of Mombasa
Diocese of Meru
Prefecture Apostolic of Garissa (erected)
Archdiocese of Mombasa
21 May 1990ElevatedDiocese of Mombasa Archdiocese of Mombasa
2 June 2000Territory LostDiocese of Garissa
Archdiocese of Mombasa
Diocese of Malindi (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Mombasa
Archdiocese of Mombasa

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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