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Diocese of Wa

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Bishop(s)

  • Paul Bemile, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 November 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Tamale
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ghana
  • Square Kilometers: 18,476 (7,136 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Diocesan Secretariat, P.O. Box 47, Maria Yiri, Wa, Upper West Region, Ghana
  • Telephone: (039)20.22.360
  • Fax: 20.22.597

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 November 1959ErectedDiocese of Tamale Diocese of Wa (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197064,871365,20017.8%1320331,96547838ap1971
198093,731380,63924.6%3014442,1305211712ap1981
1990134,730505,00026.7%797861,5664714116ap1991
1999179,071737,43024.3%10921111,6134013621ap2000
2000186,996738,28025.3%10921111,6844011221ap2001
2001127,015599,71221.2%11221141,1144011721ap2002
2002157,519650,00024.2%11521171,3463814221ap2003
2003166,049650,00025.5%1181181,4073614221ap2004
2004170,413660,00025.8%12511261,3523712021ap2005
2010259,804761,00034.1%15831611,6133713823ap2011

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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