Diocese of

Enugu

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Enugu / Enuguen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Onitsha

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.02.09 – ...):Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (65)Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (65)
Auxiliary Bishop (2018.05.25 – ...):Bishop Ernest Obodo (57)Bishop Ernest Obodo (57)

Titular Bishop of Mediana

Ordinaries

Bishops of Enugu (Roman Rite)

Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (65)Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (65)
(2009.02.09 – ...)

Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria)

Quærens Dei voluntatem

Born:1958.09.29 (Agbudu, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1987.08.08
Consecrated Bishop:2009.05.02

Priest of Enugu (Nigeria) (1987.08.08 – 2009.02.09)

Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria) (2009.02.09 – ...)

Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (92)Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (92)
(1996.11.08 – 2009.02.09)

Bishop emeritus of Enugu (Nigeria)

Born:1931.10.29 (Ubulu-Uku, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1958.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1973.09.30

Priest of Issele-Uku (Nigeria) (1958.11.23 – 1973.07.05)

Bishop of Issele-Uku (Nigeria) (1973.07.05 – 1996.11.08)

Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria) (1996.11.08 – 2009.02.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Benin City (Nigeria) (2010.05.31 – 2011.03.18)

Bishop Michael Ugwu Eneja
(1977.11.10 – 1996.11.08)

Born:1919 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1951.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:1978.02.26
Died:2008.11.14 († 88)

Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria) (1977.11.10 – 1996.11.08)

Bishop Godfrey Okoye, C.S.Sp.
(1970.03.07 – 1977.03.17)

Born:1913.12.19 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1947.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:1961.09.03
Died:1977.03.17 († 63)

Bishop of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) (1961.05.16 – 1970.03.07)

Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria) (1970.03.07 – 1977.03.17)

Bishop John of the Cross Anyogu
(1962.11.12 – 1967.07.05)

Born:1898.05.02 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1930.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1957.06.09
Died:1967.07.05 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Magnesia ad MΓ¦andrum (1957.02.15 – 1962.11.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha (Nigeria) (1957.02.15 – 1962.11.12)

Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria) (1962.11.12 – 1967.07.05)

Special Churches

Ekwulobia (↙), Awka (←), Nsukka (↑), Abakaliki (β†’), Awgu (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 2,738 kmΒ²

Population: 1,396,970 Catholics (63.4% of 2,203,375 total)

Pastoral Centres: 210 parishes

Personnel: 540 priests (437 diocesan, 103 religious), 964 religious (387 brothers, 577 sisters), 175 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.26

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