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Diocese of

Ogoja

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 12,557 km²

Population: 916,106 Catholics (31.7% of 2,886,942 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Calabar

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 72 parishes, 5 missions, 103 priests (100 diocesan, 3 religious), 47 lay religious (3 brothers, 44 sisters), 127 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.04.09 – ...):Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (66)Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ogoja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (66)Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (66)Permalink
(2017.04.09 – ...)

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria)

Born:1952.08.07 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1985.10.12
Consecrated Bishop:2017.07.07

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (2017.04.09 – ...)

Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (58)Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (58)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.07.05 – 2017.04.09)

Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (58)Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (58)Permalink
(2006.10.14 – 2014.07.05)

Bishop of Uyo (Nigeria)

Born:1959.12.10 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1993.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:2007.01.06

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (2006.10.14 – 2014.07.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Ogoja (Nigeria) (2014.07.05 – 2017.04.09)

Bishop of Uyo (Nigeria) (2014.07.05 – ...)

Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo (81)Bishop Joseph Edra Ukpo (81) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1973.03.01 – 2003.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Calabar (Nigeria)

Born:1937.06.06 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1965.04.25
Consecrated Bishop:1971.09.19

Titular Bishop of Chullu (1971.04.24 – 1973.03.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1971.04.24 – 1973.03.01)

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1973.03.01 – 2003.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar (Nigeria) (2003.12.17 – 2013.02.02)

Bishop Thomas McGettrick, S.P.S.Permalink
(1955.01.01 – 1973.03.01)

Born:1905.12.22 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1930.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1955.05.22
Died:1988.12.17 († 82)

Prefect Apostolic of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1939.11.10 – 1955.01.01)

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1955.01.01 – 1973.03.01)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1973.03.01 – 1983.02.19)

Prefects Apostolic of Ogoja (Roman Rite)

Fr. Thomas McGettrick, S.P.S. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1939.11.10 – 1955.01.01)

(see above)

Msgr. Patrick Joseph Whitney, S.P.S.Permalink
(1938 – 1939)

Born:1894 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1920.06
Died:1942 († 48)

Founder of Saint Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions (1932.03.17)

Prefect Apostolic of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1938 – 1939)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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