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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Nairobi

Kenya Kenya

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese, Primatial See of Kenya

Area: 3,271 km²

Population: 3,829,700 Catholics (51.5% of 7,437,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 114 parishes, 715 priests (190 diocesan, 525 religious), 4,785 lay religious (1,634 brothers, 3,151 sisters), 43 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Kericho, Kitui, Machakos, Nakuru, Ngong

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.01.04 – ...):Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a (66)Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a (66)

Titular Bishop of Oëa

Auxiliary Bishop (1999.12.22 – ...):Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a (66)Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a (66)

Titular Bishop of Oëa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Nairobi (Roman Rite)

Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a (66)Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.01.04 – ...)

Cardinal John Njue (77)Cardinal John Njue (77)Permalink
(2007.10.06 – 2021.01.04)

Cardinal-Priest of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nairobi (Kenya)

In veritate Testimonium in caritate servitium

Born:1944 (Embu, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1973.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1986.09.20
Created Cardinal:2007.11.24

Bishop of Embu (Kenya) (1986.06.09 – 2002.03.09)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1997 – 2003)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (2002.03.09 – 2007.10.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Isiolo (Kenya) (2005 – 2006.01.25)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (2006 – 2015)

Apostolic Administrator of Murang’a (Kenya) (2006.11 – 2009.04.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (2007.10.06 – 2021.01.04)

Cardinal-Priest of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (2007.11.24 [2008.02.17] – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Nyeri (Kenya) (2007.12 – 2008.04.19)

Archbishop Raphael S. Ndingi Mwana’a NzekiPermalink
(1997.04.21 – 2007.10.06)

Born:1931.12.25 (Mwala, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1961.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:1969.08.01
Died:2020.03.31 (Nairobi, Cayman Islands † 88)

Bishop of Machakos (Kenya) (1969.05.29 – 1971.08.30)

Bishop of Nakuru (Kenya) (1971.08.30 – 1996.06.14)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1982 – 1988)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1996.06.14 – 1997.04.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1997.04.21 – 2007.10.06)

Cardinal Maurice Michael OtungaPermalink
(1971.10.24 – 1997.05.14)

Per ipsum et cum ipso et in ipso

Born:1923.01 (Chebukwa, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1950.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1957.02.25
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:2003.09.06 (Nairobi, Kenya † 80)

Titular Bishop of Tacapæ (1956.11.17 – 1960.05.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kisumu (Kenya) (1956.11.17 – 1960.05.21)

Bishop of Kisii (Kenya) (1960.05.21 – 1969.11.15)

Military Vicar of Kenya (Kenya) (1964.01.20 – 1986.07.21)

Titular Archbishop of Bomarzo (1969.11.15 – 1971.10.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1969.11.15 – 1971.10.24)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1970 – 1976)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1971.10.24 – 1997.05.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane (1973.03.05 – 2003.09.06)

Military Ordinary of Kenya (Kenya) (1986.07.21 – 1997.09.13)

Archbishop John Joseph McCarthy, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1953.03.25 – 1971.10.24)

Born:1896.04.27 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1925.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1946.10.27
Died:1983.01.13 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Cercina (1946.07.11 – 1953.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Zanzibar (Tanzania) (1946.07.11 – 1953.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1953.03.25 – 1971.10.24)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1969 – 1970)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.22

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