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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Benin City

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Benin City / Urbis Beninen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Auchi, Bomadi, Issele-Uku, Uromi, Warri

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.03.18 – ...):Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (66)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (66)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Benin City (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (66)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (66)
(2011.03.18 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria)

Born:1956.08.25 (Kaduna, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1987.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.25

Bishop of Uromi (Nigeria) (2005.12.14 – 2011.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (2011.03.18 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2012.04 – 2018.02.22)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2018.02.22 – 2022.03.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Warri (Nigeria) (2022.04.18 – 2022.12.28)

Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (91)Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (91)
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.05.31 – 2011.03.18)

Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (73)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (73)
(2007.12.24 – 2010.05.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

Born:1949.02.19 (Clonmel, 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)

Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (91)Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (91)
(1994.03.26 – 2006.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

Born:1931.10.26 (Uromi, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.21

Titular Bishop of Castabala (1971.06.05 – 1973.07.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1971.06.05 – 1973.07.05)

Bishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1973.07.05 – 1994.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1994.03.26 – 2006.11.21)

Bishops of Benin City (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (91)Bishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (91) (later Archbishop)
(1973.07.05 – 1994.03.26)

(see above)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A.
(1950.04.18 – 1973.07.05)

Born:1894.08.31
Ordained Priest:1921.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1940.06.02
Died:1991.08.18 († 96)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Nigeria (Nigeria) (1939.12.11 – 1943.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Thignica (1939.12.11 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Asaba-Benin (Nigeria) (1943.01.12 – 1950.04.18)

Bishop of Benin City (Nigeria) (1950.04.18 – 1973.07.05)

Vicars Apostolic of Asaba-Benin (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A.
(1943.01.12 – 1950.04.18)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Northern Nigeria (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A.
(1939.12.11 – 1943.01.12)

(see above)

Bishop Leo Hale Taylor, S.M.A. (later Archbishop)
(1934.02.26 – 1939.06.13)

Born:1889.09.27
Ordained Priest:1914.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1934.06.24
Died:1965.10.27 († 76)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Nigeria (Nigeria) (1934.02.26 – 1939.06.13)

Titular Bishop of Vartana (1934.02.26 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Bight of Benin (Nigeria) (1939.06.13 – 1943.01.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Lagos (Nigeria) (1943.01.12 – 1950.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos (Nigeria) (1950.04.18 – 1965.07.06)

Titular Archbishop of Madytus (1965.07.06 – 1965.10.27)

Bishop Thomas Broderick, S.M.A.
(1918.08.24 – 1933.10.13)

Born:1882.12.23 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1906
Consecrated Bishop:1918.09.10
Died:1933.10.13 († 50)

Titular Bishop of Petnelissus (1918.08.24 – 1933.10.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Nigeria (Nigeria) (1918.08.24 – 1933.10.13)

Prefects Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Roman Rite)

Fr. Carlo Zappa, S.M.A.
(1911 – 1917)

Died:1917

Prefect Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria) (1911 – 1917)

Former Prelates

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Statistics

Area: 10,863 km²

Population: 152,900 Catholics (7.8% of 1,964,470 total) (2020)

Statistics: 85 parishes, 2 missions, 162 priests (122 diocesan, 40 religious), 189 lay religious (72 brothers, 117 sisters), 99 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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