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Diocese of

Warri

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,650 km²

Population: 271,926 Catholics (7.3% of 3,733,950 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Benin City

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 128 parishes, 1 mission, 131 priests (117 diocesan, 14 religious), 70 lay religious (14 brothers, 56 sisters), 108 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.03.29 – ...):Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73)Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Warri (Roman Rite)

Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73)Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73)Permalink
(2010.03.29 – ...)

Bishop of Warri (Nigeria)

Born:1945.03.10 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1973.12.30
Consecrated Bishop:1997.05.14

Titular Bishop of Mina (1997.03.03 – 2010.03.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1997.03.03 – 2010.03.29)

Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (2010.03.29 – ...)

Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2008.01 – 2010.03.29)

Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69)Bishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (69) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1997.03.03 – 2007.12.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

Born:1949.02.19 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.06

Coadjutor Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1995.12.06 – 1997.03.03)

Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1997.03.03 – 2007.12.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (2007.12.24 – 2010.05.31)

Apostolic Administrator of Warri (Nigeria) (2008.01 – 2010.03.29)

Bishop Edmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S.Permalink
(1991.08.31 – 1997.03.03)

Born:1925.03.01 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1950.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1976.01.06
Died:2010.04.17 († 85)

Prefect Apostolic of Minna (Nigeria) (1964.11.25 – 1973.09.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (1973 – 1991.08.31)

Titular Bishop of Fordongianus (1975.11.20 – 1991.08.31)

Apostolic Administrator of Warri (Nigeria) (1983 – 1991.08.31)

Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1991.08.31 – 1997.03.03)

Bishop Edmund Joseph Fitzgibbon, S.P.S.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1983 – 1991.08.31)

Bishop Lucas Olu Chukwuka NwaezeapuPermalink
(1964.03.10 – 1983.09.10)

Born:1925.12.23 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1958.02.02
Consecrated Bishop:1964.05.24
Died:1996.04.21 († 70)

Bishop of Warri (Nigeria) (1964.03.10 – 1983.09.10)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.10.16

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