Map

Diocese of

Kano

Nigeria Nigeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kano / Kanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kaduna

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.03.20 – ...):Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (62)Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kano (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (62)Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (62)Permalink
(2008.03.20 – ...)

Bishop of Kano (Nigeria)

Lucerna lucens

Born:1960.06.04 (Zonkwa, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1992.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:2008.05.13

Bishop of Kano (Nigeria) (2008.03.20 – ...)

Bishop Patrick Francis Sheehan, O.S.A.Permalink
(1999.06.22 – 2008.03.20)

Born:1932.05.28 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1956.02.25
Consecrated Bishop:1971.01.06
Died:2012.11.08 († 80)

Bishop of Yola (Nigeria) (1970.09.21 – 1996.07.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Kano (Nigeria) (1996.07.05 – 1999.06.22)

Bishop of Kano (Nigeria) (1999.06.22 – 2008.03.20)

Vicars Apostolic of Kano (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Francis Sheehan, O.S.A.Permalink
(1996.07.05 – 1999.06.22)

(see above)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Kano (Roman Rite)

Fr. John Francis Brown, S.M.A.Permalink
(1991 – 1995)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Kano (Nigeria) (1991 – 1995)

Statistics

Area: 43,819 km²

Population: 239,970 Catholics (1.8% of 13,542,880 total) (2020)

Statistics: 36 parishes, 40 priests (34 diocesan, 6 religious), 24 lay religious (6 brothers, 18 sisters), 36 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

© 2022 GCatholic.org

Up