Diocese of

Lafia

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lafia / Lafien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Abuja

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.03.31 – ...):Bishop David Ajang (53)Bishop David Ajang (53)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lafia (Roman Rite)

Bishop David Ajang (53)Bishop David Ajang (53)
(2021.03.31 – ...)

Bishop of Lafia (Nigeria)

Born:1970.03.31 (Zaria, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1994.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:2021.06.24

Priest of Jos (Nigeria) (1994.12.03 – 2021.03.31)

Bishop of Lafia (Nigeria) (2021.03.31 – ...)

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (64)Bishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (64) (later Archbishop)
(2000.12.05 – 2020.01.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria)

Born:1959.06.07 (Rafin-Pa, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1984.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.31

Priest of Makurdi (Nigeria) (1984.06.23 – 2000.12.05)

Bishop of Lafia (Nigeria) (2000.12.05 – 2020.01.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria) (2020.01.06 – ...)

Special Churches

Idah (↙), Lokoja (←), Abuja (↖), Kafanchan (↑), Jos (↑), Pankshin (↗), Shendam (→), Makurdi (↓), Otukpo (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 28,500 km²

Population: 311,066 Catholics (11.0% of 2,826,048 total)

Pastoral Centres: 18 parishes, 40 missions

Personnel: 87 priests (69 diocesan, 18 religious), 96 religious (18 brothers, 78 sisters), 46 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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