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Archdiocese of Lagos

Archidioecesis Lagosensis

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  • Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop
  • Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 18 April 1950
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 3,345 (1,292 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archdiocesan Secretariat, P.O. Box 8, 19 Catholic Mission St., Lagos, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (0803)322.20.81
  • Fax: (01)844.86.69

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Dahomey
28 August 1860ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Two Guineas and Senegambia {Guinea Superiore e Inferiore e di Sierra Leone} Vicariate Apostolic of Dahomey (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Costa di Benin
24 August 1870Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Dahomey Vicariate Apostolic of Costa di Benin
26 June 1883Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Costa di Benin Prefecture Apostolic of Dahomey (erected)
25 July 1889Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Costa di Benin Prefecture Apostolic of Lower Niger {Niger Inferiore} (erected)
12 January 1943Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Costa di Benin Vicariate Apostolic of Ondo-Ilorin (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Lagos
12 January 1943Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Costa di Benin Vicariate Apostolic of Lagos
3 March 1949Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Lagos Prefecture Apostolic of Oyo (erected)
Archdiocese of Lagos
18 April 1950ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lagos Archdiocese of Lagos
13 March 1952Territory LostArchdiocese of Lagos Prefecture Apostolic of Ibadan (erected)
29 May 1969Territory LostArchdiocese of Lagos Diocese of Ijebu-Ode (erected)
24 October 1997Territory LostArchdiocese of Lagos Diocese of Abeokuta (erected)


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

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

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