Diocese of

Garissa

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Garissa / Garissaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mombasa

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.02.17 – ...):Bishop George Muthaka, O.F.M. Cap. (49)Bishop George Muthaka, O.F.M. Cap. (49)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Garissa (Roman Rite)

Bishop George Muthaka, O.F.M. Cap. (49)Bishop George Muthaka, O.F.M. Cap. (49)
(2022.02.17 – ...)

Bishop of Garissa (Kenya)

Born:1974.12.28 (Ruiru, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:2003.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:2022.05.07

Bishop of Garissa (Kenya) (2022.02.17 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Alessandro, O.F.M. Cap. (79)Bishop Joseph Alessandro, O.F.M. Cap. (79)
(2015.12.08 – 2022.02.17)

Bishop emeritus of Garissa (Kenya)

Lolote atakalowaambieni Fanyeni

Born:1944.11.30 (Paola, Malta)
Ordained Priest:1970.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:2012.09.29

Coadjutor Bishop of Garissa (Kenya) (2012.06.29 – 2015.12.08)

Bishop of Garissa (Kenya) (2015.12.08 – 2022.02.17)

Bishop Paul Darmanin, O.F.M. Cap.
(1984.02.03 – 2015.12.08)

Born:1940.11.06 (Santa Venera, Malta)
Ordained Priest:1966.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1984.06.03
Died:2023.07.25 (Floriana, Malta † 82)

Bishop of Garissa (Kenya) (1984.02.03 – 2015.12.08)

Prefects Apostolic of Garissa (Roman Rite)

Fr. Leo J. White, O.F.M. Cap.
(1976.12.09 – 1984)

Born:1929.03.20 (Chatham, Malta)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.29
Died:2018.07.31 (London, England † 89)

Prefect Apostolic of Garissa (Kenya) (1976.12.09 – 1984)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (7)

Kitui (←), Isiolo (↖), Maralal (↖), Marsabit (↑), Awasa (↑), Mogadishu (→), Malindi (↓), Mombasa (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 142,702 km²

Population: 7,451 Catholics (0.7% of 1,139,660 total)

Pastoral Centres: 7 parishes

Personnel: 10 priests (4 diocesan, 6 religious), 29 religious (7 brothers, 22 sisters), 12 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Last updated on 2024.05.22

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