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Diocese of

Ahiara

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 425 km²

Population: 422,798 Catholics (67.3% of 628,542 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 73 parishes, 124 priests (110 diocesan, 14 religious), 171 lay religious (23 brothers, 148 sisters), 170 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2018.02.19 – ...):Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (66)Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (66)

Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ahiara (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (66)Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.02.19 – ...)

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (74)Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (74)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 2013.07.03 – 2018.02.19)

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (55)Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (55)Permalink
(2012.12.07 – 2018.02.19 not possessed)

Bishop emeritus of Ahiara (Nigeria)

Born:1963.03.01 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1992.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.21

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

Bishop Victor Adibe ChikwePermalink
(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)


as of 2018.05.26

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