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Diocese of

Okigwe

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,386 km²

Population: 988,000 Catholics (36.8% of 2,684,000 total) (2016)

Statistics: 105 parishes, 43 missions, 320 priests (311 diocesan, 9 religious), 219 lay religious (33 brothers, 186 sisters), 198 seminarians (2016)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.04.22 – ...):Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Okigwe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69)Permalink
(2006.04.22 – ...)

Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria)

Born:1950.12.17 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1978.10.07
Consecrated Bishop:2001.04.28

Titular Bishop of Sabrata (2000.12.22 – 2005.05.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (2000.12.22 – 2005.05.28)

Coadjutor Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria) (2005.05.28 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria) (2006.04.22 – ...)

Bishop Anthony Ekezia IlonuPermalink
(1981.01.24 – 2006.04.22)

Born:1937.11.13 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1981.03.29
Died:2012.06.17 († 74)

Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria) (1981.01.24 – 2006.04.22)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.06.16

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