Diocese of

Umuahia

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Umuahia / Umuahian(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady Mother of God

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.11.01 – ...):Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (59)Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Umuahia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (59)Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (59)
(2022.11.01 – ...)

Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria)

Born:1964.12.15 (Amaekpu Ohafia, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1993.08.07
Consecrated Bishop:2020.07.30

Priest of Umuahia (Nigeria) (1993.08.07 – 2020.05.30)

Titular Bishop of Igilgili (2020.05.30 – 2022.11.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria) (2020.05.30 – 2022.11.01)

Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria) (2022.11.01 – ...)

Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (72)Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (72) (later Archbishop)
(1990.04.02 – 2022.03.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria

Caritas et Veritas

Born:1952.01.13 (Naze, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1977.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1990.07.01

Priest of Umuahia (Nigeria) (1977.04.16 – 1990.04.02)

Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria) (1990.04.02 – 2022.03.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara (Nigeria) (2018.02.19 – 2024.05.03)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2018.02.22 – 2022.03.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria) (2022.03.06 – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2022.03.09 – ...)

Bishop Anthony Gogo Nwedo, C.S.Sp.
(1959.02.19 – 1990.04.02)

Born:1912 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1945.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:1959.05.17
Died:2000.02.12 († 87)

Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria) (1959.02.19 – 1990.04.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Aba (↙), Ahiara (←), Okigwe (β†–), Awgu (↑), Calabar (β†’), Uyo (β†˜), Ikot Ekpene (β†˜)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,460 kmΒ²

Population: 274,000 Catholics (18.6% of 1,474,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 72 parishes

Personnel: 161 priests (136 diocesan, 25 religious), 308 religious (145 brothers, 163 sisters), 86 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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