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Diocese of Zaria

Dioecesis Zariensis



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Bishop(s)

  • George Jonathan Dodo, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5 December 2000
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kaduna
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Square Kilometers: 18,000 (6,952 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Hospital Road, Wusasa, P.O. Box 90, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Telephone: (080)345.20.835; 545.42.201

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5 December 2000ErectedArchdiocese of Kaduna Diocese of Zaria (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
200064,9411,750,0003.7%19193,417110ap2001
200168,1951,750,0003.9%201213,247113ap2002
200268,1951,785,0003.8%221232,965114ap2003
200368,8771,803,8503.8%221232,994114ap2004
200468,9501,839,9273.7%22223,13414ap2005
201071,3362,220,0003.2%251262,7431519ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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