Diocese of

Okigwe

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Okigwe / Okigven(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.04.22 – ...):Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (73)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Okigwe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (73)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (73)
(2006.04.22 – ...)

Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria)

Born:1950.12.17 (Ukpo, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1978.10.07
Consecrated Bishop:2001.04.28

Priest of Awka (Nigeria) (1978.10.07 – 2000.12.22)

Titular Bishop of Sabrata (2000.12.22 – 2005.05.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria) (2000.12.22 – 2005.05.28)

Coadjutor Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria) (2005.05.28 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria) (2006.04.22 – ...)

Bishop Anthony Ekezia Ilonu
(1981.01.24 – 2006.04.22)

Born:1937.11.13 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1981.03.29
Died:2012.06.17 († 74)

Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria) (1981.01.24 – 2006.04.22)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Owerri (↙), Orlu (←), Ekwulobia (β†–), Awgu (β†—), Umuahia (β†˜), Ahiara (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,386 kmΒ²

Population: 943,266 Catholics (53.0% of 1,781,340 total)

Pastoral Centres: 121 parishes, 37 missions

Personnel: 340 priests (328 diocesan, 12 religious), 192 religious (35 brothers, 157 sisters), 145 seminarians

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