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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Owerri

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 2,996 km²

Population: 1,086,393 Catholics (70.2% of 1,547,780 total) (2018)

Statistics: 155 parishes, 27 missions, 357 priests (268 diocesan, 89 religious), 576 lay religious (282 brothers, 294 sisters), 182 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Aba, Ahiara, Okigwe, Orlu, Umuahia

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (1994.03.26 – ...):Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)
Auxiliary Bishop (2019.10.17 – ...):Bishop Moses Chikwe (53)Bishop Moses Chikwe (53)

Titular Bishop of Flumenzer

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Owerri (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)Permalink
(1994.03.26 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)

To serve God and his people

Born:1946.06.26 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1972.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1993.09.04

Bishop of Owerri (Nigeria) (1993.07.01 – 1994.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria) (1994.03.26 – ...)

Bishops of Owerri (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)Bishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1993.07.01 – 1994.03.26)

(see above)

Bishop Mark Onwuha UnegbuPermalink
(1970.06.25 – 1993.07.01)

Born:1917.06.30 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1944.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1970.09.20
Died:2002.10.31 († 85)

Bishop of Owerri (Nigeria) (1970.06.25 – 1993.07.01)

Bishop Joseph Brendan Whelan, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1950.04.18 – 1970.06.25)

Born:1909.05.25 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1948.04.25
Died:1990.12.08 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Tiddi (1948.02.12 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Owerri (Nigeria) (1948.02.12 – 1950.04.18)

Bishop of Owerri (Nigeria) (1950.04.18 – 1970.06.25)

Titular Bishop of Tre Taverne (1970.06.25 – 1976.08.10)

Vicars Apostolic of Owerri (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Brendan Whelan, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1948.02.12 – 1950.04.18)

(see above)


as of 2021.02.12

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