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Diocese of Okigwe

Dioecesis Okigvensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 24 January 1981
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Owerri
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 1,824 (704 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 99, Villa Lourdes, Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (042)258.132

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
24 January 1981ErectedDiocese of Umuahia Diocese of Okigwe (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1990363,7781,330,72127.3%94943,869324837ap1991
1999562,9961,500,98437.5%151151663,391526850ap2000
2000712,9451,589,29144.9%186152013,546377083ap2001
2001722,9551,590,10345.5%224232472,926608084ap2002
2002742,3701,617,72045.9%168231913,886619086ap2003
2003748,7311,625,86846.1%197232203,403609987ap2004
2004823,4832,001,83841.1%179232024,076607987ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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