Roman Catholic Diocese of Awka


Roman Catholic Diocese of Awka

Infobox Diocese| jurisdiction=Diocese
name=Awka
latin=Dioecesis Zariensis
country=Nigeria
metropolitan=Onitsha
rite=Latin Rite
area= 1,551
population= 1,277,990
population_as_of=2006
catholics= 635,595
catholics_percent= 49.7
bishop=Simon Akwali Okafor

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Awka {Latin: "Avkaën(sis)"} is a diocese located in the city of Awka in the Ecclesiastical province of Onitsha in Nigeria.

History

* November 10, 1977: Established as Diocese of Awka from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Onitsha

pecial Churches

The Cathedral is St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Awka.

Leadership

* Bishops of Awka (Roman rite)
** Bishop Simon Akwali Okafor (since 1994.09.09)
** Archbishop Albert Kanene Obiefuna (1977.11.10 – 1994.09.09)

ee also

*Roman Catholicism in Nigeria

ource

* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/awka0.htm Giga-Catholic Information]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dawka.html Catholic Hierarchy]


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