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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Mombasa

Kenya Kenya

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Garissa, Malindi

Address: Catholic Secretariat, P.O. Box 84425, Nyerere Ave., Mobasa, Kenya

Phone: (043)31.15.26

History

  • 1955.05.08: Established as Diocese of Mombasa e Zanzibar / Mombasaën(sis) et Zanzibaren(sis) (Latin) (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi)
  • 1964.12.12: Renamed as Diocese of Mombasa / Mombasaën(sis) (Latin) (lost territory to establish Apostolic Administration of Zanzibar e Pemba)
  • 1976.12.09: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Garissa
  • 1990.05.21: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mombasa / Mombasaën(sis) (Latin)
  • 2000.06.02: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Malindi

Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2013.11.01 – ...):Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, O.F.M. Cap. (64)Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, O.F.M. Cap. (64)

Bishop of Malindi (Kenya)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Mombasa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, O.F.M. Cap. (64)Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, O.F.M. Cap. (64)
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.11.01 – ...)

Archbishop Boniface Lele
(2005.04.01 – 2013.11.01)

Born:1947.04.14 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1974.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.02
Died:2014.04.09 († 66)

Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (1995.11.02 – 2005.04.01)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Machakos (Kenya) (2003.01.24 – 2003.03.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (2005.04.01 – 2013.11.01)

Archbishop John Njenga (85)Archbishop John Njenga (85)
(1990.05.21 – 2005.04.01)

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 Episcopal Conference (1976 – 1982)

Bishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1988.10.25 – 1990.05.21)

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

Bishops of Mombasa (Roman Rite)

Archbishop John Njenga (85)Bishop John Njenga (85) (later Archbishop)
(1988.10.25 – 1990.05.21)

(see above)

Bishop Nicodemus Kirima (later Archbishop)
(1978.02.27 – 1988.03.12)

Born:1936.03.03 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1962.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1978.05.14
Died:2007.11.27 († 71)

Bishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1978.02.27 – 1988.03.12)

President of Kenya Episcopal Conference (1988 – 1991)

Bishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (1988.03.12 – 1990.05.21)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (1989 – 1997)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (1990.05.21 – 2007.11.27)

Bishop Eugene Joseph Butler, C.S.Sp.
(1964.12.12 – 1978.02.27)

Born:1900.10.23 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1928.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1957.05.11
Died:1981.05.03 († 80)

Bishop of Mombasa e Zanzibar (Kenya) (1957.01.26 – 1964.12.12)

Bishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1964.12.12 – 1978.02.27)

Bishops of Mombasa e Zanzibar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eugene Joseph Butler, C.S.Sp.
(1957.01.26 – 1964.12.12)

(see above)


as of 2014.04.21

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