Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte

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Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte
Vicariatus Apostolicus Nekemteensis
Location
Country Ethiopia
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 98,792 km2 (38,144 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
6,000,000
42,000 (0.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Kidane Meheret
Current leadership
Bishop Bishop Varghese Thottamkara, C.M. (formerly, Coadjutor Bishop under Bishop Emeritus Theodorus van Ruijven, C.M.)[1]

The Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Nekemteensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic Vicariate located in the city of Nekemte in Ethiopia.

History[edit]

  • January 28, 1913: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Kaffa from the Apostolic Vicariate of Galla
  • September 8, 1913: Renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Kaffa
  • March 25, 1937: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Gimma
  • September 3, 1982: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte

Leadership[edit]

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