Diocese of

Lodwar

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lodwar / Loduarin(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kisumu

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.04.04 – ...):Bishop John Mbinda, C.S.Sp. (51)Bishop John Mbinda, C.S.Sp. (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lodwar (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Mbinda, C.S.Sp. (51)Bishop John Mbinda, C.S.Sp. (51)
(2022.04.04 – ...)

Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya)

Born:1973.05.05 (Machakos, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:2002.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:2022.06.04

Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (2022.04.04 – ...)

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (63)Bishop Dominic Kimengich (63)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.02.01 – 2022.04.04)

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (63)Bishop Dominic Kimengich (63)
(2011.03.05 – 2019.11.16)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya)

Serviamus Domino in lætitia

Born:1961.04.23 (Kituro, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1986.09.14
Consecrated Bishop:2010.05.22

Priest of Nakuru (Kenya) (1986.09.14 – 2010.03.20)

Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa (2010.03.20 – 2011.03.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (2010.03.20 – 2011.03.05)

Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (2011.03.05 – 2019.11.16)

Bishop of Eldoret (Kenya) (2019.11.16 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Lodwar (Kenya) (2020.02.01 – 2022.04.04)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A. (84)Bishop Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A. (84)
(2000.02.17 – 2011.03.05)

Bishop emeritus of Lodwar (Kenya)

Born:1939.09.12 (Kilmeague, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:2000.03.20

Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (2000.02.17 – 2011.03.05)

Bishop John Christopher Mahon, S.P.S.
(1978.01.30 – 2000.02.17)

Born:1922.12.25 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1948.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1978.04.25
Died:2004.11.10 († 81)

Prefect Apostolic of Lodwar (Kenya) (1968.01.16 – 1978.01.30)

Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) (1978.01.30 – 2000.02.17)

Prefects Apostolic of Lodwar (Roman Rite)

Fr. John Christopher Mahon, S.P.S. (later Bishop)
(1968.01.16 – 1978.01.30)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Tororo (↙), Moroto (←), Kotido (←), Torit (↑), Soddo (β†—), Marsabit (β†’), Maralal (β†˜), Kitale (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 77,000 kmΒ²

Population: 228,040 Catholics (18.5% of 1,235,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 31 parishes

Personnel: 55 priests (14 diocesan, 41 religious), 159 religious (54 brothers, 105 sisters), 12 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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