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Diocese of

Abakaliki

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,342 km²

Population: 571,050 Catholics (23.5% of 2,425,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Onitsha

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 134 parishes, 148 priests (diocesan), 174 lay religious (4 brothers, 170 sisters), 289 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1983.02.19 – ...):Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (76)Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (76)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Abakaliki (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (76)Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (76)Permalink
(1983.02.19 – ...)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria)

Hallowed be thy name

Born:1940.11.01 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1965.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1977.11.27

Titular Bishop of Catabum castra (1977.06.27 – 1983.02.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1977.06.27 – 1983.02.19)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1983.02.19 – ...)

Bishop Thomas McGettrick, S.P.S.Permalink
(1973.03.01 – 1983.02.19)

Born:1905.12.22 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1930.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1955.05.22
Died:1988.12.17 († 82)

Prefect Apostolic of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1939.11.10 – 1955.01.01)

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1955.01.01 – 1973.03.01)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1973.03.01 – 1983.02.19)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.07.04

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