Diocese of

Yola

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Yola / Yolaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Jos

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.02.18 – ...):Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (54)Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (54)

Second Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

Ordinaries

Bishops of Yola (Roman Rite)

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (54)Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (54)
(2011.02.18 – ...)

Bishop of Yola (Nigeria)
Second Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

Together we succeed

Born:1969.11.30 (Bazza, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1996.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:2011.04.07

Priest of Maiduguri (Nigeria) (1996.04.13 – 2011.02.18)

Bishop of Yola (Nigeria) (2011.02.18 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (2023.02.15 – ...)

Bishop Christopher Shaman Abba
(1996.07.05 – 2010.01.10)

Born:1935.12.20 (Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1973.12.30
Died:2010.01.10 († 74)

Bishop of Minna (Nigeria) (1973.09.17 – 1996.07.05)

Bishop of Yola (Nigeria) (1996.07.05 – 2010.01.10)

Bishop Patrick Francis Sheehan, O.S.A.
(1970.09.21 – 1996.07.05)

Born:1932.05.28 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1956.02.25
Consecrated Bishop:1971.01.06
Died:2012.11.08 († 80)

Bishop of Yola (Nigeria) (1970.09.21 – 1996.07.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Kano (Nigeria) (1996.07.05 – 1999.06.22)

Bishop of Kano (Nigeria) (1999.06.22 – 2008.03.20)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Dalton, O.S.A.
(1962.07.02 – 1969.11.29)

Born:1909.03.29 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1935.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1962.09.29
Died:1969.11.29 († 60)

Prefect Apostolic of Yola (Nigeria) (1950.10.27 – 1962.07.02)

Bishop of Yola (Nigeria) (1962.07.02 – 1969.11.29)

Prefects Apostolic of Yola (Roman Rite)

Fr. Patrick Joseph Dalton, O.S.A. (later Bishop)
(1950.10.27 – 1962.07.02)

(see above)

Special Churches

Kumbo (↙), Wukari (↙), Jalingo (←), Jos (←), Bauchi (↑), Garoua (→), Ngaoundéré (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 36,917 km²

Population: 196,600 Catholics (4.6% of 4,258,452 total)

Pastoral Centres: 78 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 58 priests (diocesan), 57 religious (28 brothers, 29 sisters), 63 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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