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Diocese of Ahiara

Dioecesis Ahiaranus



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Bishop(s)

  • Peter Ebere Okpaleke, Bishop
  • John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Cardinal, Apostolic Administrator

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 18 November 1987
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Owerri
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 425 (164 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ahiaradiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 205, Ogbe, Ahiara, Ahiazu Mbaise L.G.A., Imo State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (0806)60.44.235

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
18 November 1987ErectedDiocese of Owerri Diocese of Ahiara (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1990331,443391,43084.7%52526,3732423ap1991
1999398,522495,77280.4%864904,42843946ap2000
2000407,522508,16680.2%922944,33543948ap2001
2001422,110520,87081.0%11521173,60743951ap2002
2002392,968490,28880.2%10631093,60574152ap2003
2003395,560502,54578.7%11331163,41034456ap2004
2004401,506510,62378.6%11231153,49135162ap2005
2006416,000539,00077.2%12631293,22435766ap2007
2012489,000634,00077.1%11571224,0081611273ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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