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Diocese of

Eldoret

Kenya Kenya

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,254 km²

Population: 510,000 Catholics (23.1% of 2,206,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kisumu

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 55 parishes, 4 missions, 108 priests (90 diocesan, 18 religious), 251 lay religious (33 brothers, 218 sisters), 60 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Eldoret (Roman Rite)

Bishop Cornelius Kipng’eno Arap KorirPermalink
(1990.04.02 – 2017.10.30)

Born:1950.07.06 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1982.11.06
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.02
Died:2017.10.30 († 67)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (1990.04.02 – 2017.10.30)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (2003.08 – 2006)

Archbishop John Njenga (88)Bishop John Njenga (88) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1970.10.19 – 1988.10.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mombasa (Kenya)

Born:1928.12.25 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1957.02.17
Consecrated Bishop:1970.11.22

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (1970.10.19 – 1988.10.25)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1976 – 1982)

Bishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1988.10.25 – 1990.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1990.05.21 – 2005.04.01)

Bishop Joseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S.Permalink
(1959.10.13 – 1970.10.19)

Born:1911.09.25 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1960.11.20
Died:1975.12.02 († 64)

Prefect Apostolic of Eldoret (Kenya) (1954 – 1959.10.13)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (1959.10.13 – 1970.10.19)

Titular Bishop of Chunavia (1970.10.19 – 1971.04.24)

Prefects Apostolic of Eldoret (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1954 – 1959.10.13)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.12.14

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