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Diocese of

Meru

Kenya Kenya

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,922 km²

Population: 984,100 Catholics (31.1% of 3,166,900 total) (2018)

Statistics: 77 parishes, 4 missions, 168 priests (136 diocesan, 32 religious), 461 lay religious (59 brothers, 402 sisters), 48 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nyeri

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2004.03.18 – ...):Bishop Salesius Mugambi (70)Bishop Salesius Mugambi (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Meru (Roman Rite)

Bishop Salesius Mugambi (70)Bishop Salesius Mugambi (70)Permalink
(2004.03.18 – ...)

Bishop of Meru (Kenya)

Rejoice in the Lord always

Born:1951 (Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1977.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:2002.03.19

Coadjutor Bishop of Meru (Kenya) (2001.12.01 – 2004.03.18)

Bishop of Meru (Kenya) (2004.03.18 – ...)

Bishop Silas Silvius NjiruPermalink
(1976.12.09 – 2004.03.18)

Born:1928.10.10 (Kevote, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1976.01.01
Died:2020.04.28 (Rivoli, Italy † 91)

Titular Bishop of Maturba (1975.10.02 – 1976.12.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Meru (Kenya) (1975.10.02 – 1976.12.09)

Bishop of Meru (Kenya) (1976.12.09 – 2004.03.18)

Died of COVID-19.

Bishop Lawrence Victor Bessone, I.M.C.Permalink
(1954.03.03 – 1976.04.07)

Born:1904.08.03 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1926.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1954.05.27
Died:1976.04.07 († 71)

Bishop of Meru (Kenya) (1954.03.03 – 1976.04.07)

Prefects Apostolic of Meru (Roman Rite)

Bishop Carlo Maria Cavallera, I.M.C.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1947 – 1954.03.03)

Fr. José Nepote-Fus, I.M.C. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1936.09.16 – 1948.08.07)

Born:1893.04.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1920.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1952.07.06
Died:1966.08.09 († 73)

Prefect Apostolic of Meru (Kenya) (1936.09.16 – 1948.08.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Rio Branco (Brazil) (1948.08.07 – 1952.04.18)

Bishop-Prelate of Roraima (Brazil) (1952.04.18 – 1965)

Titular Bishop of Helos (1952.04.18 – 1966.08.09)

Bishop Carlo Re, I.M.C.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1932 – 1936.09.16)

Fr. Giuseppe Balbo, I.M.C.Permalink
(1926 – 1930)

Died:1930

Prefect Apostolic of Meru (Kenya) (1926 – 1930)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.09.23

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