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Diocese of Obuasi

Dioecesis Obuasiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • John Yaw Afoakwa, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 March 1995
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kumasi
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ghana
  • Square Kilometers: 6,350 (2,452 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 701, Obuasi, Ghana
  • Telephone: (0582)40.480

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 March 1995ErectedDiocese of Kumasi Diocese of Obuasi (erected)
17 January 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Obuasi (from Cape Coast)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
199981,885930,0008.8%272292,823103017ap2000
200084,679950,0008.9%314352,419112618ap2001
200188,104873,50010.1%303332,669112318ap2002
200284,479950,0008.9%343372,283102522ap2003
200391,651928,0909.9%365412,235143123ap2004
200493,687934,80810.0%375422,230133121ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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