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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Benin City

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 10,863 km²

Population: 141,900 Catholics (7.5% of 1,901,973 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Auchi, Bomadi, Issele-Uku, Uromi, Warri

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 73 parishes, 3 missions, 131 priests (95 diocesan, 36 religious), 157 lay religious (68 brothers, 89 sisters), 53 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.03.18 – ...):Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (62)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (62)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Benin City (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (62)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (62)Permalink
(2011.03.18 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

Born:1956.08.25 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1987.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.25

Bishop of Uromi (Nigeria) (2005.12.14 – 2011.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (2011.03.18 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2012.04 – 2018.02.22)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2018.02.22 – ...)

Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (87)Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (87)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.05.31 – 2011.03.18)

Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69)Permalink
(2007.12.24 – 2010.05.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

Born:1949.02.19 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.06

Coadjutor Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1995.12.06 – 1997.03.03)

Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1997.03.03 – 2007.12.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (2007.12.24 – 2010.05.31)

Apostolic Administrator of Warri (Nigeria) (2008.01 – 2010.03.29)

Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (87)Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (87)Permalink
(1994.03.26 – 2006.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

Born:1931.10.26 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.21

Titular Bishop of Castabala (1971.06.05 – 1973.07.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1971.06.05 – 1973.07.05)

Bishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1973.07.05 – 1994.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1994.03.26 – 2006.11.21)

Bishops of Benin City (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (87)Bishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (87) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1973.07.05 – 1994.03.26)

(see above)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A.Permalink
(1950.04.18 – 1973.07.05)

Born:1894.08.31
Ordained Priest:1921.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1940.06.02
Died:1991.08.18 († 96)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria) (1939.12.11 – 1943.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Thignica (1939.12.11 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Asaba-Benin (Nigeria) (1943.01.12 – 1950.04.18)

Bishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1950.04.18 – 1973.07.05)

Vicars Apostolic of Asaba-Benin (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A.Permalink
(1943.01.12 – 1950.04.18)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A.Permalink
(1939.12.11 – 1943.01.12)

(see above)

Bishop Leo Hale Taylor, S.M.A. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1934.02.26 – 1939.06.13)

Born:1889.09.27
Ordained Priest:1914.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1934.06.24
Died:1965.10.27 († 76)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria) (1934.02.26 – 1939.06.13)

Titular Bishop of Vartana (1934.02.26 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Bight of Benin (Nigeria) (1939.06.13 – 1943.01.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Lagos (Nigeria) (1943.01.12 – 1950.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos (Nigeria) (1950.04.18 – 1965.07.06)

Titular Archbishop of Madytus (1965.07.06 – 1965.10.27)

Bishop Thomas Broderick, S.M.A.Permalink
(1918.08.24 – 1933.10.13)

Born:1882.12.23 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1906
Consecrated Bishop:1918.09.10
Died:1933.10.13 († 50)

Titular Bishop of Petnelissus (1918.08.24 – 1933.10.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria) (1918.08.24 – 1933.10.13)

Prefects Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Roman Rite)

Fr. Carlo Zappa, S.M.A.Permalink
(1911 – 1917)

Died:1917

Prefect Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria) (1911 – 1917)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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