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Diocese of

Awka

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,551 km²

Population: 859,562 Catholics (50.1% of 1,714,608 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Onitsha

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 177 parishes, 1 mission, 373 priests (365 diocesan, 8 religious), 171 lay religious (17 brothers, 154 sisters), 102 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.07.08 – ...):Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (66)Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (66)
Auxiliary Bishop (2014.05.30 – ...):Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (55)Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (55)

Titular Bishop of Masclianæ

Ordinaries

Bishops of Awka (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (66)Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (66)Permalink
(2011.07.08 – ...)

Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)

Caritas mea cum omnibus vobis in Christo Jesu

Born:1952.09.13 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1984.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.28

Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (2007.01.20 – 2010.04)

Titular Bishop of Tetci (2007.01.20 – 2011.07.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Awka (Nigeria) (2010.04 – 2011.07.08)

Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (2011.07.08 – ...)

Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (66)Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.04 – 2011.07.08)

Bishop Simon Akwali OkaforPermalink
(1994.09.09 – 2010.04.17)

Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1934.11.16 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.21
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.30
Died:2014.08.29 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Augurus (1992.03.06 – 1994.09.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (1992.03.06 – 1994.09.09)

Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (1994.09.09 – 2010.04.17)

Bishop Albert Kanene Obiefuna (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1977.11.10 – 1994.09.09)

Born:1930.01.30 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1978.02.05
Died:2011.05.11 († 81)

Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (1977.11.10 – 1994.09.09)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (1994 – 2000)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Onitsha (Nigeria) (1994.09.09 – 1995.02.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha (Nigeria) (1995.02.25 – 2003.09.01)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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