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Diocese of Maiduguri

Dioecesis Maiduguriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Oliver Dashe Doeme, Bishop
  • Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 7 June 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Jos
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 132,000 (50,985 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 58, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (076)23.12.71
  • Fax: 34.22.46

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Maiduguri
29 June 1953ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Jos Prefecture Apostolic of Maiduguri (erected)
Diocese of Maiduguri
7 June 1966ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Maiduguri Diocese of Maiduguri

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Maiduguri
197011,5603,347,898.3%232350225ap1971
198035,0493,688,0001.0%217191,8442371ap1981
199068,3205,208,0001.3%817252,73218291ap1991
199999,1305,200,0001.9%246303,3048351ap2000
200099,8705,200,0001.9%254293,4436361ap2001
2001100,0005,200,0001.9%244283,5714381ap2002
2002102,0005,200,0002.0%254293,5174391ap2003
2003103,0005,200,0002.0%283313,3223361ap2004
2004109,0005,200,0002.1%313343,20533625ap2005

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


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