Diocese of

Maiduguri

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Maiduguri / Maidugurien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Jos

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.06.06 – ...):Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (63)Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (63)
Auxiliary Bishop (2022.04.12 – ...):Bishop John Bogna Bakeni (49)Bishop John Bogna Bakeni (49)

Titular Bishop of Leptiminus

Ordinaries

Bishops of Maiduguri (Roman Rite)

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (63)Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (63)
(2009.06.06 – ...)

Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria)

Born:1960.12.13 (Kwanoeng, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1997.10.18
Consecrated Bishop:2009.08.13

Priest of Shendam (Nigeria) (1997.10.18 – 2009.06.06)

Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria) (2009.06.06 – ...)

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso (64)Bishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso (64) (later Archbishop)
(2003.02.28 – 2007.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna (Nigeria)
Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

To others as to you

Born:1960.01.03 (Lot, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1986.10.04
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.01

Priest of Yola (Nigeria) (1986.10.04 – 2003.02.28)

Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria) (2003.02.28 – 2007.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna (Nigeria) (2007.11.16 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2022.03.09 – ...)

Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A.
(1993.09.18 – 2003.02.28)

Born:1927.02.24 (Scattery Island, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1955.07.17
Consecrated Bishop:1993.11.28
Died:2023.04.12 (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland † 96)

Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria) (1993.09.18 – 2003.02.28)

Bishop James Timothy Kieran Cotter, O.S.A.
(1966.06.07 – 1988.03.15)

Born:1916.06.14 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1941.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1966.09.08
Died:1988.03.15 († 71)

Prefect Apostolic of Maiduguri (Nigeria) (1962.07.05 – 1966.06.07)

Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria) (1966.06.07 – 1988.03.15)

Prefects Apostolic of Maiduguri (Roman Rite)

Fr. James Timothy Kieran Cotter, O.S.A. (later Bishop)
(1962.07.05 – 1966.06.07)

(see above)

Special Churches

Bauchi (↙), Kano (←), Maradi (↖), N’Djaména (↗), Yagoua (→), Maroua–Mokolo (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 132,000 km²

Population: 216,765 Catholics (3.2% of 6,800,970 total)

Pastoral Centres: 43 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 67 priests (63 diocesan, 4 religious), 16 religious (4 brothers, 12 sisters), 50 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

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