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Federal Republic of Nigeria (Nigeria)

Nigeria

Also known as: Nigeria (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, latine), le Nigeria (français), le Nigéria (français), Nigéria (Português), 尼日利亞 (正體中文), ナイジェリア (日本語)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Abuja

Population: 137,260,000

Area: 910,768 km²

Patron Saints: St. Patrick, Our Lady Queen of Nigeria

Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%

Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani

Motto: Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress (English)

Neighbouring Countries: Benin Benin, ↑ Niger Niger, ↗ Chad Chad, ↘ Cameroon Cameroon


Circumscriptions (56): Metr. Archdioceses (9), Dioceses (44), Apostolic Exarchates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (2)


Maronite Church (1): Western and Central Africa


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (2 electors/3 total): Cardinal Francis Arinze (81)Arinze (81), Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (78)Okogie (78), Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (70)Onaiyekan (70) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (57), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Nigeria Archbishop Augustine Kasujja (68)

Holy See Representation: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Link Archbishop Augustine Kasujja (68)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria Link Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (56)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) Link Cardinal Théodore-Adrien Sarr (77)


as of 2014.08.31

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