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Diocese of

Ahiara

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ahiara / Ahiaran(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2018.02.19 – ...):Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (71)Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (71)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ahiara (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (71)Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (71)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.02.19 – ...)

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (78)Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (78)
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 2013.07.03 – 2018.02.19)

Cardinal Peter Ebere Okpaleke (59)Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (59) (later Cardinal)
(2012.12.07 – 2018.02.19 not possessed)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Martiri dell’Uganda a Poggio Ameno
Bishop of Ekwulobia (Nigeria)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Born:1963.03.01 (Amesi, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1992.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.21
Created Cardinal:2022.08.27

Bishop of Ahiara (Nigeria) (2012.12.07 – 2018.02.19 not possessed)

Bishop of Ekwulobia (Nigeria) (2020.03.05 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Martiri dell’Uganda a Poggio Ameno (2022.08.27 – ...)

Bishop Victor Adibe Chikwe
(1987.11.18 – 2010.09.16)

Born:1938.06.24 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1966.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1988.01.06
Died:2010.09.16 († 72)

Bishop of Ahiara (Nigeria) (1987.11.18 – 2010.09.16)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 425 km²

Population: 447,874 Catholics (69.1% of 648,229 total) (2020)

Statistics: 79 parishes, 172 priests (165 diocesan, 7 religious), 170 lay religious (7 brothers, 163 sisters), 111 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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