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Diocese of

Okigwe

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,386 km²

Population: 951,402 Catholics (37.1% of 2,567,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 103 parishes, 41 missions, 268 priests (261 diocesan, 7 religious), 217 lay religious (39 brothers, 178 sisters), 181 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.04.22 – ...):Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (67)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Okigwe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (67)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (67)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 2018.11.07

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