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Diocese of Kontagora

Dioecesis Kontagoranus



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Bishop(s)

  • Bulus Dauwa Yohanna, Bishop
  • Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 2 April 2020
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kaduna
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 46,000 (17,767 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 78, Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (0808)621.68.76

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Kontagora
15 December 1995ErectedDiocese of Ilorin
Diocese of Minna
Diocese of Sokoto
Prefecture Apostolic of Kontagora (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kontagora
21 May 2002ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kontagora Vicariate Apostolic of Kontagora
Diocese of Kontagora
2 April 2020ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kontagora Diocese of Kontagora

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Kontagora
199932,0501,699,0001.9%311142,28911177ap2000
200013,210397,0003.3%4111588011177ap2001
200117,9601,230,0001.5%5131899713217ap2002
Vicariate Apostolic of Kontagora
200223,4301,300,0001.8%515201,171152210ap2003
200324,4021,300,0001.9%414181,355142311ap2004
200425,5951,300,0002.0%515201,279152012ap2005
201032,9341,534,0002.1%231235940121812ap2011
201446,4992,023,8742.3%168241,93783014ap2015
201757,8172,198,8172.6%2110311,865102917ap2018
Diocese of Kontagora

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


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