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Diocese of

Eldoret

Kenya Kenya

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Eldoret / Eldoreten(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kisumu

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.11.16 – ...):Bishop Dominic Kimengich (61)Bishop Dominic Kimengich (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Eldoret (Roman Rite)

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (61)Bishop Dominic Kimengich (61)
(2019.11.16 – ...)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya)

Serviamus Domino in lætitia

Born:1961.04.23 (Kituro, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1986.09.14
Consecrated Bishop:2010.05.22

Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa (2010.03.20 – 2011.03.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (2010.03.20 – 2011.03.05)

Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (2011.03.05 – 2019.11.16)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (2019.11.16 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Lodwar (Kenya) (2020.02.01 – 2022.04.04)

Bishop Cornelius Kipng’eno Arap Korir
(1990.04.02 – 2017.10.30)

Mkitendee Kaz? Chakula Kidumucho

Born:1950.07.06 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1982.11.06
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.02
Died:2017.10.30 († 67)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (1990.04.02 – 2017.10.30)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (2003.08 – 2006)

Bishop John Njenga (later Archbishop)
(1970.10.19 – 1988.10.25)

Born:1928.12.25 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1957.02.17
Consecrated Bishop:1970.11.22
Died:2018.11.04 († 89)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (1970.10.19 – 1988.10.25)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1976 – 1982)

Bishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1988.10.25 – 1990.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1990.05.21 – 2005.04.01)

Bishop Joseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S.
(1959.10.13 – 1970.10.19)

Born:1911.09.25 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1960.11.20
Died:1975.12.02 († 64)

Prefect Apostolic of Eldoret (Kenya) (1954 – 1959.10.13)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (1959.10.13 – 1970.10.19)

Titular Bishop of Chunavia (1970.10.19 – 1971.04.24)

Prefects Apostolic of Eldoret (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Brendan Houlihan, S.P.S. (later Bishop)
(1954 – 1959.10.13)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 9,254 km²

Population: 892,000 Catholics (35.8% of 2,489,710 total) (2020)

Statistics: 66 parishes, 4 missions, 139 priests (119 diocesan, 20 religious), 278 lay religious (43 brothers, 235 sisters), 64 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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