Diocese of

Gbarnga

Liberia Liberia

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Gbarnga / Gbarngan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Monrovia

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.03.21 – ...):Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah (57)Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah (57)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia

Ordinaries

Bishops of Gbarnga (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah (57)Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah (57)
(2011.03.21 – ...)

Bishop of Gbarnga (Liberia)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia

Born:1966.10.03 (Wodu, Liberia)
Ordained Priest:1996.09.05
Consecrated Bishop:2011.06.11

Priest of Monrovia (Liberia) (1996.09.05 – 2011.03.21)

Bishop of Gbarnga (Liberia) (2011.03.21 – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (2017 – ...)

Fr. Chris Brennan, S.M.A.
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.07 – 2011.03.21)

Bishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler (later Archbishop)
(2002.05.30 – 2009.07.11)

Born:1944.01.04 (Harrisburg, Liberia)
Ordained Priest:1974.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2002.11.09
Died:2022.08.12 (Monrovia, Liberia † 78)

Priest of Monrovia (Liberia) (1974.12.22 – 1986.11.17)

Priest of Gbarnga (Liberia) (1986.11.17 – 2002.05.30)

Bishop of Gbarnga (Liberia) (2002.05.30 – 2009.07.11)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (2005.03 – 2017)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Monrovia (Liberia) (2009.07.11 – 2011.02.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Monrovia (Liberia) (2011.02.12 – 2021.06.07)

Bishop Benedict Dotu Sekey
(1986.11.17 – 2000.12.13)

Born:1940.08.10 (Ghana)
Ordained Priest:1967.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.06
Died:2000.12.13 († 60)

Bishop of Gbarnga (Liberia) (1986.11.17 – 2000.12.13)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (1995 – 1998)

Special Churches

Monrovia (↙), Kenema (←), Guéckédou (↑), N’Zérékoré (↗), Man (→), Cape Palmas (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 30,305 km²

Population: 21,185 Catholics (1.3% of 1,666,200 total)

Pastoral Centres: 16 parishes

Personnel: 17 priests (11 diocesan, 6 religious), 29 religious (14 brothers, 15 sisters), 8 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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