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Archdiocese of Nyeri

Archidioecesis Nyeriensis

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  • Anthony Muheria, Archbishop
  • Peter J. Kairo, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 May 1990
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kenya
  • Square Kilometers: 8,450 (3,263 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Secretariat, P.O. Box 288, 10100 Nyeri, Kenya
  • Telephone: (061)2030.446/7
  • Fax: 2030.435

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Mission "Sui Iuris" of Kenya
14 September 1905ErectedMission "Sui Iuris" of Kenya (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kenya
12 July 1909ElevatedMission "Sui Iuris" of Kenya Vicariate Apostolic of Kenya
10 March 1926Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kenya Prefecture Apostolic of Meru (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Nyeri
10 March 1926Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kenya Vicariate Apostolic of Nyeri
Diocese of Nyeri
25 March 1953ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nyeri Diocese of Nyeri
25 November 1964Territory LostDiocese of Nyeri Diocese of Marsabit (erected)
17 March 1983Territory LostDiocese of Nyeri Diocese of Muranga (erected)
Archdiocese of Nyeri
21 May 1990ElevatedDiocese of Nyeri Archdiocese of Nyeri
5 December 2002Territory LostArchdiocese of Nyeri Diocese of Nyahururu (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Nyeri
Diocese of Nyeri
Archdiocese of Nyeri

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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