Diocese of

Nnewi

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Nnewi / Nnevien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Onitsha

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.11.09 – ...):Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (61)Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nnewi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (61)Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (61)
(2021.11.09 – ...)

Bishop of Nnewi (Nigeria)

Gaudium et spes

Born:1963.01.25 (Kaduna, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1992.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:2014.08.29

Priest of Awka (Nigeria) (1992.08.29 – 2014.05.30)

Titular Bishop of MasclianΓ¦ (2014.05.30 – 2021.11.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (2014.05.30 – 2021.11.09)

Bishop of Nnewi (Nigeria) (2021.11.09 – ...)

Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke (77)Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke (77)
(2001.11.09 – 2021.11.09)

Bishop emeritus of Nnewi (Nigeria)

Born:1947.01.21 (Utuh, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1974.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:2002.02.10

Priest of Onitsha (Nigeria) (1974.04.20 – 2001.11.09)

Bishop of Nnewi (Nigeria) (2001.11.09 – 2021.11.09)

Special Churches

Owerri (↙), Warri (←), Onitsha (↑), Ekwulobia (β†’), Orlu (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,160 kmΒ²

Population: 594,000 Catholics (56.4% of 1,054,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 117 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 287 priests (255 diocesan, 32 religious), 372 religious (362 brothers, 10 sisters), 167 seminarians

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