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Diocese of Lodwar

Dioecesis Loduarinus



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Bishop(s)

  • Dominic Kimengich, Bishop
  • Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 30 January 1978
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kisumu
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 70,000 (27,037 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 101, Lodwar, Kenya
  • Telephone: (0393)21.055
  • Fax: 21.417

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Lodwar
11 January 1968ErectedDiocese of Eldoret Prefecture Apostolic of Lodwar (erected)
Diocese of Lodwar
30 January 1978ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Lodwar Diocese of Lodwar

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Lodwar
1970540165,000.3%111149114ap1971
Diocese of Lodwar
19807,500185,5004.0%216184161720ap1981
199012,100211,0005.7%5202548423349ap1991
1999210,000250,00084.0%1320336,363244414ap2000
2000215,000250,00086.0%1520356,142243514ap2001
2001350,000450,00077.8%13213410,294263415ap2002
200239,685447,0008.9%132942944354216ap2003
200343,915477,0009.2%103545975414718ap2004
200448,759477,00010.2%84957855565020ap2005

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


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