Diocese of

Sokoto

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sokoto / Sokotoën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kaduna

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Bishop’s House, 1 Aliyu Jodi Road, P.O. Box 2556, Sokoto State, Nigeria

Phone: (060)23-22-28; (080)660.00.507

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.06.10 – ...):Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (71)Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (71)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sokoto (Roman Rite)

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (71)Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (71)
(2011.06.10 – ...)

Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria)

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Born:1952.08.31 (Kulu, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1976.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.08

Priest of Kaduna (Nigeria) (1976.12.19 – 2011.06.10)

Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria) (2011.06.10 – ...)

Bishop Kevin Joseph Aje
(1984.12.03 – 2011.06.10)

Born:1934.04.25 (Amper, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1966.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1983.01.06
Died:2019.05.27 (Sokoto, Nigeria † 85)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria) (1982.10.15 – 1984.12.03)

Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria) (1984.12.03 – 2011.06.10)

Bishop Michael James Dempsey, O.P.
(1967.07.13 – 1984.12.03)

Born:1912.02.22 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1942.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.15
Died:1996.03.19 († 84)

Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria) (1967.07.13 – 1984.12.03)

Bishop Edward Thaddeus Lawton, O.P.
(1964.06.16 – 1966.12.19)

Born:1913.10.12 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1943.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1964.08.15
Died:1966.12.19 († 53)

Prefect Apostolic of Sokoto (Nigeria) (1954.01.15 – 1964.06.16)

Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria) (1964.06.16 – 1966.12.19)

Prefects Apostolic of Sokoto (Roman Rite)

Fr. Edward Thaddeus Lawton, O.P. (later Bishop)
(1954.01.15 – 1964.06.16)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Kandi (↙), Niamey (↖), Maradi (↗), Zaria (↘), Kontagora (↓), Ilorin (↓)

Statistics (2023)

Area: 80,000 km²

Population: 21,000 Catholics (0.1% of 15,930,561 total)

Pastoral Centres: 17 parishes, 21 missions

Personnel: 42 priests (39 diocesan, 3 religious), 65 religious (65 sisters), 41 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.22

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