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Archdiocese of Kisumu

Archidioecesis Kisumuensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Zacchaeus Okoth, Archbishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 May 1990
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 6,419 (2,479 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1728, Kisumu, Kenya
  • Telephone: (057)202.07.25
  • Fax: 202.22.03

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo
15 July 1925ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore} Prefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
27 May 1932ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
Diocese of Kisumu
25 March 1953ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kisumu Diocese of Kisumu
29 June 1953Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu Prefecture Apostolic of Eldoret (erected)
20 October 1959Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu
Archdiocese of Nairobi
Prefecture Apostolic of Ngong (erected)
21 May 1960Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu Diocese of Kisii (erected)
11 January 1968Territory LostDiocese of Eldoret
Diocese of Kisumu
Archdiocese of Nairobi
Diocese of Nakuru (erected)
27 February 1978Territory LostDiocese of Kisumu Diocese of Kakamega (erected)
Archdiocese of Kisumu
21 May 1990ElevatedDiocese of Kisumu Archdiocese of Kisumu

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisumu
1950227,6952,300,0009.9%690962,37111833ap1951
Diocese of Kisumu
1970454,9602,230,33020.4%105651702,6768329541ap1971
1980207,4301,028,05320.2%826346,1003411317ap1981
Archdiocese of Kisumu
1990308,0001,168,00026.4%2322456,8445412923ap1991
1999360,0001,700,00021.2%3415497,3463016625ap2000
2000369,8251,700,00021.8%3411458,2182714325ap2001
2001368,5771,713,00021.5%4110517,2272016525ap2002
2002339,6911,700,00020.0%4110516,6602117725ap2003
2003350,5961,523,25323.0%4510556,3742514827ap2004
2004371,6311,871,63119.9%4110517,2862616530ap2005
2006431,1202,061,62820.9%4412567,6983018533ap2007

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


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