Diocese of

Murang’a

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Murang’a / Muranga / Murangaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nyeri

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.04.04 – ...):Bishop James Maria Wainaina Kungu (67)Bishop James Maria Wainaina Kungu (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Murang’a (Roman Rite)

Bishop James Maria Wainaina Kungu (67)Bishop James Maria Wainaina Kungu (67)
(2009.04.04 – ...)

Bishop of Murang’a (Kenya)

United in Love

Born:1956.12.23 (Ngenya, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:2009.06.27

Priest of Nyeri (Kenya) (1984.12.13 – 2009.04.04)

Bishop of Murang’a (Kenya) (2009.04.04 – ...)

Cardinal John Njue (78)Cardinal John Njue (78)
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.11 – 2009.04.04)

Bishop Peter Kihara Kariuki, I.M.C. (70)Bishop Peter Kihara Kariuki, I.M.C. (70)
(1999.06.03 – 2006.11.25)

Bishop of Marsabit (Kenya)

Do whatever he tells you

Born:1954.02.06 (Thunguri, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1983.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.11

Bishop of Murang’a (Kenya) (1999.06.03 – 2006.11.25)

Bishop of Marsabit (Kenya) (2006.11.25 – ...)

Archbishop Peter Joseph Kairo (82)Bishop Peter Joseph Kairo (82) (later Archbishop)
(1983.03.17 – 1997.04.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nyeri (Kenya)

Born:1941.05.24 (Londiani, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1970.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1983.05.21

Priest of Nakuru (Kenya) (1970.11.01 – 1983.03.17)

Bishop of Murang’a (Kenya) (1983.03.17 – 1997.04.21)

Bishop of Nakuru (Kenya) (1997.04.21 – 2008.04.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nyeri (Kenya) (2008.04.19 – 2017.04.23)

Special Churches

Nyahururu (↖), Nyeri (↑), Embu (→), Nairobi (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 4,016 km²

Population: 1,049,400 Catholics (52.2% of 2,009,320 total)

Pastoral Centres: 53 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 147 priests (129 diocesan, 18 religious), 308 religious (51 brothers, 257 sisters), 64 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.22

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