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Diocese of Umuahia

Dioecesis Umuahianus



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 23 June 1958
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Owerri
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 2,460 (950 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://umuahiadiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 57 Azikiwe Road, P.O. Box 99, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (088)22.03.64
  • Fax: 22.27.30

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
23 June 1958ErectedDiocese of Owerri Diocese of Umuahia (erected)
24 January 1981Territory LostDiocese of Umuahia Diocese of Okigwe (erected)
2 April 1990Territory LostDiocese of Umuahia Diocese of Aba (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1969327,0321938575,737623527ap1971
1980530,0992,376,00022.3%61618,690507241ap1981
1990319,7421,868,00017.1%5710674,772767945ap1991
1999110,000884,20912.4%93121051,047169533ap2000
2000115,000884,20913.0%648721,597128533ap2001
2001120,100884,20913.6%7110811,4821414740ap2002
2002122,000884,20913.8%7310831,4691415042ap2003
2003198,861884,20922.5%7712892,2347213344ap2004
2004199,000884,20922.5%8413972,0518114544ap2005
2010220,8681,043,44121.2%121101311,6868013660ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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