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Archdiocese of Kumasi

Archidioecesis Kumasiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye, Archbishop
  • Thomas Kwaku Mensah, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Peter Kwasi Sarpong, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 17 January 2002
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ghana
  • Square Kilometers: 5,118 (1,976 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.archdiofksi.org/
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 99, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Telephone: (051)24.012
  • Fax: 28.476

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Kumasi
2 February 1932ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Oro {Gold Coast} Vicariate Apostolic of Kumasi (erected)
Diocese of Kumasi
18 April 1950ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kumasi Diocese of Kumasi
1 March 1973Territory LostDiocese of Kumasi Diocese of Sunyani (erected)
3 March 1995Territory LostDiocese of Kumasi
Diocese of Sunyani
Diocese of Konongo-Mampong (erected)
3 March 1995Territory LostDiocese of Kumasi Diocese of Obuasi (erected)
Archdiocese of Kumasi
17 January 2002ElevatedDiocese of Kumasi Archdiocese of Kumasi

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Kumasi
195048,208823,6725.9%124251,9281012ap1951
1970146,0621,697,0538.6%1123344,295233224ap1971
1980227,3551,814,00012.5%2827554,133272424ap1981
1990284,8192,291,00012.4%6623893,200378134ap1991
1999200,0002,089,6839.6%3915543,703176519ap2000
2000200,0002,000,00010.0%4614603,333167219ap2001
2001150,0002,089,6837.2%5613692,173166729ap2002
Archdiocese of Kumasi
2002200,0002,000,00010.0%3614504,0001185834ap2003
2003350,0001,600,00021.9%3712497,1421166234ap2004
2004350,0001,544,26022.7%5918774,545225834ap2005

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


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