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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Jos

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 6,769 km²

Population: 374,299 Catholics (22.1% of 1,691,250 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Bauchi, Jalingo, Maiduguri, Pankshin, Shendam, Yola

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 45 parishes, 5 missions, 87 priests (68 diocesan, 19 religious), 135 lay religious (81 brothers, 54 sisters), 61 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2000.04.14 – ...):Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (60)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (60)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Jos (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (60)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (60)Permalink
(2000.04.14 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria)
President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

Per crucem ad Dei gloriam

Born:1958.07.31 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1996.04.23

Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria) (1995.02.03 – 2000.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (2000.04.14 – ...)

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

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (2016.02 – ...)

Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum GanakaPermalink
(1994.03.26 – 1999.11.11)

Nisi Dominus frustra

Born:1937.05.24 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1973.09.09
Died:1999.11.11 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Cuicul (1973.05.17 – 1974.10.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1973.05.17 – 1974.10.05)

Bishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1974.10.05 – 1994.03.26)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (1985 – 1988)

President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (1987 – 1990)

President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (1994 – 1997)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1994.03.26 – 1999.11.11)

Bishops of Jos (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.10.05 – 1994.03.26)

(see above)

Bishop John J. Reddington, S.M.A.Permalink
(1954.04.10 – 1974.07.03)

Born:1910.06.26 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1934.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1954.06.29
Died:1994.10.03 († 84)

Bishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1954.04.10 – 1974.07.03)

Prefects Apostolic of Jos (Roman Rite)

Fr. Guglielmo Lumley, S.M.A.Permalink
(1934.06.22 – 1953)

Died:1953

Prefect Apostolic of Jos (Nigeria) (1934.06.22 – 1953)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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