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Diocese of Marsabit

Dioecesis Marsabitensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Peter Kihara Kariuki, I.M.C., Bishop
  • Ambrogio Ravasi, I.M.C., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 November 1964
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Nyeri
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 78,078 (30,157 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6, Marsabit, Kenya
  • Telephone: (0183)2025
  • Fax: 2289

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 November 1964ErectedDiocese of Nyeri Diocese of Marsabit (erected)
15 June 2001Territory LostDiocese of Marsabit Diocese of Maralal (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1969615180,000.3%27224912243012ap1971
19807,385206,0003.6%92433223264612ap1981
199026,385241,22710.9%103444599386116ap1991
199945,250368,20012.3%183250905447320ap2000
200046,150371,15012.4%163450923448120ap2001
200120,000174,95711.4%111324833172910ap2002
200219,921192,19710.4%111425796243010ap2003
200321,370197,32010.8%101323929202610ap2004
200422,100201,26611.0%1111221,004232910ap2005

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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