GCatholic.org


Map

Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Jos

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 6,769 km²

Population: 396,062 Catholics (22.4% of 1,770,964 total) (2018)

Statistics: 57 parishes, 110 priests (89 diocesan, 21 religious), 123 lay religious (65 brothers, 58 sisters), 68 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Bauchi, Jalingo, Maiduguri, Pankshin, Shendam, Yola

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.01.06 – ...):Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (62)Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (62)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Jos (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (62)Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (62)Permalink
(2020.01.06 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria)

Born:1959.06.07 (Rafin-Pa, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1984.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.31

Bishop of Lafia (Nigeria) (2000.12.05 – 2020.01.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (2020.01.06 – ...)

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (63)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (63)Permalink
(2000.04.14 – 2019.03.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria)
President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

Per crucem ad Dei gloriam

Born:1958.07.31 (Kona, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1996.04.23

Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria) (1995.02.03 – 2000.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (2000.04.14 – 2019.03.11)

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

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (2016.02 – ...)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) (2019.03.11 – 2019.11.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) (2019.11.09 – ...)

Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum GanakaPermalink
(1994.03.26 – 1999.11.11)

Nisi Dominus frustra

Born:1937.05.24 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1973.09.09
Died:1999.11.11 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Cuicul (1973.05.17 – 1974.10.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1973.05.17 – 1974.10.05)

Bishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1974.10.05 – 1994.03.26)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (1985 – 1988)

President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (1987 – 1990)

President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (1994 – 1997)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1994.03.26 – 1999.11.11)

Bishops of Jos (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.10.05 – 1994.03.26)

(see above)

Bishop John J. Reddington, S.M.A.Permalink
(1954.04.10 – 1974.07.03)

Born:1910.06.26 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1934.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1954.06.29
Died:1994.10.03 († 84)

Bishop of Jos (Nigeria) (1954.04.10 – 1974.07.03)

Prefects Apostolic of Jos (Roman Rite)

Fr. Guglielmo Lumley, S.M.A.Permalink
(1934.06.22 – 1953)

Died:1953

Prefect Apostolic of Jos (Nigeria) (1934.06.22 – 1953)

Former Prelates


as of 2022.01.02

© 2022 GCatholic.org

Up