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Diocese of

Makeni

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 36,075 km²

Population: 52,060 Catholics (2.8% of 1,881,000 total) (2013)

Ecclesiastical Province: Freetown

Neighbouring Dioceses: Freetown (↙), Conakry (↖), Kankan (↗), Kenema (↘), Bo (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 25 parishes, 7 missions, 61 priests (30 diocesan, 31 religious), 111 lay religious (73 brothers, 38 sisters), 17 seminarians (2013)

Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 1, Teko Road, Makeni, Sierra Leone

Phone: (076) 696.961

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2012.05 – ...):Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (61)Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (61)

Titular Bishop of Gadiaufala

Ordinaries

Bishops of Makeni (Roman Rite)

Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (61)Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (61)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.05 – ...)

Bishop Henry Aruna (53)Bishop Henry Aruna (53)Permalink
(2012.01.07 – 2015.07.18 not possessed)

Titular Bishop of Nasbinca
Auxiliary Bishop of Kenema (Sierra Leone)

Born:1964.08.02 (Sierra Leone)
Ordained Priest:1993.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:2013.01.05

Bishop of Makeni (Sierra Leone) (2012.01.07 – 2015.07.18 not possessed)

Titular Bishop of Nasbinca (2015.07.18 – ...)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kenema (Sierra Leone) (2015.07.18 – ...)

Bishop George Biguzzi, S.X. (82)Bishop George Biguzzi, S.X. (82)Permalink
(1986.11.17 – 2012.01.07)

Bishop emeritus of Makeni (Sierra Leone)

Born:1936.02.04 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1960.10.16
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.06

Bishop of Makeni (Sierra Leone) (1986.11.17 – 2012.01.07)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (1998 – 2001)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (2004.04 – 2010.05)

Bishop Augusto Fermo Azzolini, S.X.Permalink
(1962.02.24 – 1986.11.17)

Born:1908.12.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1931.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1962.06.24
Died:1992.07.24 († 83)

Prefect Apostolic of Makeni (Sierra Leone) (1952.07.19 – 1962.02.24)

Bishop of Makeni (Sierra Leone) (1962.02.24 – 1986.11.17)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (1977 – 1980)

Prefects Apostolic of Makeni (Roman Rite)

Fr. Augusto Fermo Azzolini, S.X. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1952.07.19 – 1962.02.24)

(see above)


as of 2018.04.08

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