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Diocese of

Embu

Kenya Kenya

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,741 km²

Population: 405,996 Catholics (60.8% of 668,095 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nyeri

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 21 parishes, 70 priests (60 diocesan, 10 religious), 94 lay religious (11 brothers, 83 sisters), 33 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.05.09 – ...):Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru (55)Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Embu (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru (55)Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru (55)Permalink
(2009.05.09 – ...)

Bishop of Embu (Kenya)

Born:1963.03.11 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1993.03.01
Consecrated Bishop:2009.07.18

Bishop of Embu (Kenya) (2009.05.09 – ...)

Archbishop Anthony Muheria (55)Bishop Anthony Muheria (55) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2003.10.30 – 2008.06.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya)

Born:1963.05.27 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1993.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.10

Bishop of Embu (Kenya) (2003.10.30 – 2008.06.28)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (2008.06.28 – 2017.04.23)

Apostolic Administrator of Machakos (Kenya) (2015.02 – 2017.04.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (2017.04.23 – ...)

Cardinal John Njue (74)Bishop John Njue (74) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1986.06.09 – 2002.03.09)

Cardinal-Priest of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo
Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya)

In veritate Testimonium in caritate servitium

Born:1944 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1973.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1986.09.20
Created Cardinal:2007.11.24

Bishop of Embu (Kenya) (1986.06.09 – 2002.03.09)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1997 – 2003)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (2002.03.09 – 2007.10.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Isiolo (Kenya) (2005 – 2006.01.25)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (2006 – 2015)

Apostolic Administrator of Murang’a (Kenya) (2006.11 – 2009.04.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (2007.10.06 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (2007.11.24 [2008.02.17] – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Nyeri (Kenya) (2007.12 – 2008.04.19)


as of 2018.07.29

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