Diocese of

Abakaliki

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Abakaliki / Abakalikien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Onitsha

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.07.06 – ...):Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu (58)Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Abakaliki (Roman Rite)

Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu (58)Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu (58)
(2021.07.06 – ...)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria)

Totus tuus ego sum

Born:1965.11.05 (Ededeagu Umuezekohohu, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1993.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:2021.08.19

Priest of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1993.07.03 – 2021.07.06)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (2021.07.06 – ...)

Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (83)Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (83)
(1983.02.19 – 2021.07.06)

Bishop emeritus of Abakaliki (Nigeria)

Sanctificetur nomen tuum

Born:1940.11.01 (Adiabo, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1965.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1977.11.27

Priest of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1965.12.19 – 1977.06.27)

Titular Bishop of Catabum castra (1977.06.27 – 1983.02.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1977.06.27 – 1983.02.19)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1983.02.19 – 2021.07.06)

Bishop Thomas McGettrick, S.P.S.
(1973.03.01 – 1983.02.19)

Born:1905.12.22 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1930.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1955.05.22
Died:1988.12.17 († 82)

Prefect Apostolic of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1939.11.10 – 1955.01.01)

Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria) (1955.01.01 – 1973.03.01)

Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria) (1973.03.01 – 1983.02.19)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Awgu (↙), Enugu (←), Nsukka (↖), Gboko (↑), Ogoja (→)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 6,342 km²

Population: 664,200 Catholics (26.9% of 2,470,250 total)

Pastoral Centres: 179 parishes

Personnel: 201 priests (190 diocesan, 11 religious), 226 religious (18 brothers, 208 sisters), 170 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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