Apostolic Vicariate of


Ethiopia Ethiopia


Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Meki / Mekvien(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation


Liturgical Calendar (Universal) ๐Ÿ“…


Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2003.01.29 โ€“ ...):Bishop Abraham Desta (73)Bishop Abraham Desta (73)

Titular Bishop of Horrea Aninici


Vicars Apostolic of Meki (Roman Rite)

Bishop Abraham Desta (73)Bishop Abraham Desta (73)
(2003.01.29 โ€“ ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Meki (Ethiopia)
Titular Bishop of Horrea Aninici

Lampada ai miei passi รจ la tua parola, luce sul mio cammino

Born:1951.03.21 (Medea-Sebea, Ethiopia)
Ordained Priest:1980.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.10

Priest of Adigrat of the Ethiopics (Ethiopia) (1980.04.20 โ€“ 2003.01.29)

Titular Bishop of Horrea Aninici (2003.01.29 โ€“ ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Meki (Ethiopia) (2003.01.29 โ€“ ...)

Bishop Yohannes Woldegiorgis
(1991.12.21 โ€“ 2002.09.19)

Born:1921.12.27 (Ethiopia)
Ordained Priest:1954.10.31
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.03
Died:2002.09.19 (โ€  80)

Prefect Apostolic of Meki (Ethiopia) (1981.09.08 โ€“ 1991.12.21)

Titular Bishop of Forma (1991.12.21 โ€“ 2002.09.19)

Vicar Apostolic of Meki (Ethiopia) (1991.12.21 โ€“ 2002.09.19)

Prefects Apostolic of Meki (Roman Rite)

Fr. Yohannes Woldegiorgis (later Bishop)
(1981.09.08 โ€“ 1991.12.21)

(see above)

Special Churches

Hosanna (โ†™), Emdeber (โ†), Addis Abeba (โ†‘), Harar (โ†—), Robe (โ†˜), Awasa (โ†“)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 52,780 kmยฒ

Population: 41,024 Catholics (0.7% of 5,500,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 16 parishes

Personnel: 28 priests (19 diocesan, 9 religious), 74 religious (23 brothers, 51 sisters), 6 seminarians


Pastoral Centres




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