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Diocese of Warri

Dioecesis Varriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • John ’Oke Afareha, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 10 March 1964
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Benin City
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 10,650 (4,113 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Cathedral House, P.O. Box 3650, 66 Warri-Sapele Rd., Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (053)25.12.77
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
10 March 1964ErectedDiocese of Benin City Diocese of Warri (erected)
17 March 1991Territory LostDiocese of Port Harcourt
Diocese of Warri
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Bomadi (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
196962,204843,6157.4%2816441,41316108ap1971
1978112,1801,720,0006.5%169254,48791711ap1981
1990123,5312,007,0006.2%227294,25972523ap1991
1999162,5122,305,3297.0%442463,53223236ap2000
2000167,7872,372,6527.1%473503,35533036ap2001
2001174,6572,491,7977.0%544583,01143740ap2002
2002176,5762,495,0007.1%584622,84844042ap2003
2003178,6842,510,4967.1%616672,66664442ap2004
2004186,2982,614,8577.1%666722,58765044ap2005
2010260,1313,384,0007.7%8013932,797136056ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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