Diocese of

Jalingo

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Jalingo / Ialingoën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Jos

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.04.16 – ...):Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (61)Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Jalingo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (61)Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (61)
(2008.04.16 – ...)

Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria)

Born:1962.10.01 (Mapeo, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1987.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:2008.07.04

Priest of Yola (Nigeria) (1987.07.04 – 2008.04.16)

Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria) (2008.04.16 – ...)

Bishop James Naanman Daman, O.S.A.
(Apostolic Administrator 2007.06.02 – 2008.04.16)

Bishop James Naanman Daman, O.S.A.
(2000.12.05 – 2007.06.02)

Born:1956.04.10 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1982.02.14
Consecrated Bishop:2001.02.24
Died:2015.01.12 († 58)

Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria) (2000.12.05 – 2007.06.02)

Apostolic Administrator of Jalingo (Nigeria) (2007.06.02 – 2008.04.16)

Bishop of Shendam (Nigeria) (2007.06.02 – 2015.01.12)

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (65)Bishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (65) (later Archbishop)
(1995.02.03 – 2000.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria)

Per crucem ad Dei gloriam

Born:1958.07.31 (Kona, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1996.04.23

Priest of Yola (Nigeria) (1981.06.06 – 1995.02.03)

Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria) (1995.02.03 – 2000.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (2000.04.14 – 2019.03.11)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2012.04 – 2018.02.22)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (2016.02 – 2022.05.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) (2019.03.11 – 2019.11.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) (2019.11.09 – ...)

Special Churches

Wukari (↙), Shendam (←), Pankshin (←), Jos (↖), Yola (→)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 60,292 km²

Population: 565,859 Catholics (12.9% of 4,395,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 69 parishes

Personnel: 96 priests (87 diocesan, 9 religious), 41 religious (9 brothers, 32 sisters), 30 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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