Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

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Archdiocese of Abuja
Archidioecesis Abugensis
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory Abuja Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
Ecclesiastical province Abuja
Metropolitan Abuja
Deaneries 6, Garki, Wuse, Bwari, Gwagwalada Karu, Lugbe
Coordinates 9°4′0″N 7°29′0″E / 9.06667°N 7.48333°E / 9.06667; 7.48333
Statistics
Area 8,000 km2 (3,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
2,991,000
538,000 (17.9%)
Parishes 46
Schools 51
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 November 1981
Cathedral Our Lady, Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
Auxiliary Bishops Bishop Anselm Umoren
Vicar General Monsignor Innocent Jooji
Map
Federal Capital Territory
Federal Capital Territory
Website
catholicarchdioceseofabuja.org
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Lat. and Long. 09°04′N 07°29′E / 9.067°N 7.483°E / 9.067; 7.483

There is an Archbishop and Diocese of Abuja in the Anglican Church of Nigeria's Abuja Province.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Abuja in Nigeria.

History[edit]

  • 6 November 1981: Established as Mission sui iuris of Abuja from the Diocese of Minna
  • 19 June 1989: Promoted to the Diocese of Abuja
  • 26 March 1994: Promoted to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Abuja

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is Our Lady, Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral located in Area 3, Garki district, in Abuja near the secretariate of the Archdiocese of Abuja. It was dedicated by John Cardinal Onaiyekan on Saturday, 12 January 2012.[3]


Chronology of Bishops[edit]

Suffragan Dioceses[edit]

Deaneries[edit]

Garki[edit]

  1. Our Lady, Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Funmilayo Kuti Street,Area 3, Garki,P.O. Box 285, Garki, Abuja. Phone: 09.2341066. Fax: 09.2346917
  • Outstations
  1. St Charles Lwanga, Apo
  2. St Mary’s, Apo Dutse
  3. Holy Cross, Angwa Tiv
  4. Dantata (Mass Centre)

Wuse[edit]

  1. Holy Rosary Parish, Mambolo Street, Zone 2, Wuse, Abuja. P. O. Box 3081, Garki, Abuja. Phone: 09-5234706.
  2. Holy Trinity Parish, Plot 2795, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama,P.O. Box 8244, Wuse, Abuja. Phone: 09-4138510 & 09-4139638
  3. St. John the Baptist Parish, Beside Berger Tank, Mpape, P. O. Box 286, Garki, Abuja.
  4. Holy Family Parish, Behind Strabag Life Camp, Gwarinpa, P. O. Box 8794, Wuse.
  5. Holy Cross Parish, 52 Road, (off 5th Avenue), Gwarimpa FHA, Phase II, P. O. Box 286, Garki, Abuja. Phone: 09-6711441. Website: [1]
  6. St. Anthony Parish, 12 Crescent Road EFAB Estate, Jabi, P.O. Box 286, Garki, Abuja.
  7. St. Matthew Parish, Suleja Road, Karmo, P. O. Box 3714, Garki, Abuja
  8. St. Joseph Parish, Gwagwa/Jiwa. St Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 6, Dei-Dei, Abuja.
  9. St. Agnes Quasi Parish, Wuye, Finance Quarters, P O Box 286, Garki, Abuja.
  • Institutions at Holy Trinity: Pope John Paul II Pastoral Centre; Apostolic Nunciature; Catholic Relief Services
  • Outstations of Holy Rosary
  1. St. Martin’s, Mabushi
  2. Assumption, Gishiri
  • Outstations of St. John the Baptist
  1. St. John, Katampe I
  2. St Paul’s, Katampe II
  3. St Luke’s, Gudupe
  4. St Peter’s, Mashapa
  5. St Mark’s, Durumi
  6. St Mary’s, Shishipe I
  7. St Joseph’s, Shishipe II
  8. St Matthew’s, Nunkuchi
  9. St Jude’s, Jikakuchi
  10. St Andrew’s, Jika
  • Outstations of St Anthony Parish
  1. St Joseph’s, Darki-Biyu
  2. St Michael’s, Kado
  3. St Fabian's Efab Estate
  4. St Timothy, Guyidna
  5. Christ the King Church, Kings Court
  • Outstations of St. Matthew Parish
  1. All Saints’, Paite
  2. St. Bridget’s, Hulim
  3. St Philip’s Old Karmo
  • Outstations of St. Joseph Parish
  1. St Mary’s Gadyna
  2. St Theresa’s Karasana
  3. Holy Ghost, Saburi
  4. St Francis, Dei Dei
  5. St Joseph’s Gwagwa
  • Outstation of St. Agnes Parish
  1. St Charles Borromeo, Utako

Lugbe[edit]

No details available on archdiocesan website

Karu[edit]

No details available on archdiocesan website

1.St. Patrick's Parish, Karshi

2.St. Mary's Parish, Karu

3.St. Donald's Parish, F.H.A Karu

4.C.K.C Parish, Kurudu

  OUT STATIONS OF C.K.C KURUDU
   a. St. Joseph Mukasa - Gidan Mangoro
   b. Holy Ghost Cath. Ch. - Kpeyeghi
   c. St. Matthias Mulumba - Azhata 

5.St. Kelvin's Parish, Jikwoyi

6.SS Peter & Paul Parish, Nyanya

7.St. Ehpriam's Parish, Jikwoyi

8.St. Joseph de Worker, Kugbo

9.St. Pious de X, Gwagalape

    Out Stations of St. Patrick's

1. St. Andrew's Orozo

2. St. Sylvester Loko

3. St. Joseph de Worker Navy Estate

4. Gugugu

5. Jeje

6. Maraba Loko

7. Angwan Hakimi

8. Ara Sabo

9. Taka Lafia

10. Pyanko

11. Buze

12. Kurape

13. Daana

Bwari[edit]

  1. St Theresa Parish, along Jamb Road, Bwari, P. O. Box 1964, Garki, Abuja
  2. Christ the King, Gadon Nasco Road, (opposite Berger Camp),Kubwa, P. O. Box 50, Garki, Abuja
  3. Blessed Pope John Paul II Quasi Parish, along Kubwa Express way, Kubwa, P O Box 43, Kubwa, Abuja.
  4. All Saints Parish, Zone 5, Dutse Alhaji, P. O. Box 3898, Wuse, Abuja. Phone: 09-2902405
  5. St. Luke’s, Kubwa II, Jacob Mgbako Road, Kubwa Village, P. O. Box 179, Kubwa – Abuja Phone: 09-6701592.
  6. St. Monica’s, Byazhin, Bwari Road, Byazhin Across, P.O. Box 286, Garki, Phone: 09-6701502
  7. St. Muluba Parish, Igu Village, FCT, P.O. Box 1964, Garki, Abuja.
  • Out-stations of St. Theresa Parish
  1. St Lawrence’s, Lower Usman Dam
  2. St Matthew’s, Ushafa.
  3. St Elizabeth’s, Kogo.
  4. St William’s, Pmaabara.
  5. St Francis Xavier’s, Barangoni.
  6. St Michael’s, Sabon Gari.
  7. St Gabriel’s, Kuduru.
  8. Seat of Wisdom Chaplaincy, Nigerian Law School
  9. C.M. Guita.
  10. Federal Girls Secondary School, Bwari
  11. Government Secondary School, Kuduru
  • Out-stations of All Saints Parish
  1. St Augustine’s, Sangbagyi.
  2. St James’, Dawaki.
  3. St Gabriel’s, Nuoku
  • Outstations of St. Luke Parish
  1. Kagini
  2. Gbazango Extension
  3. Guida
  • Outstations of St. Monica Parish
  1. Tuganbokun
  2. Old Church Across
  • Outstations of St. Muluba Parish
  1. St Peter’s, Kurmin Daudu
  2. St Gabriel’s, Gaba
  3. St Matthias, Gyerjidna
  4. St Michael’s, Panda
  5. St Joseph’s, Gidan Pawa
  6. St Veronica’s, Kaima
  7. St Justin’s, Panunuke
  8. St Peter’s, Tokolo
  9. St Luke’s, T/Adaka Koro
  10. St John’s, Kulope
  11. St Paul’s, Tungan Bijimi
  12. St Mary’s, Dnaboyi
  13. St Barnabas’, Gidan Ayuiba
  14. St Peter’s, Kuchiko
  15. St William’s, Sabon Kawu
  16. St Agatha’s, Duba
  17. St Monica’s, Angwan Gbagyi
  18. St Michael’s, Kute
  19. St Augustine’s, Sherepe
  20. St Luke’s, Sonape
  21. St Christopher’s, Galuuyi
  22. St Matthew’s, Sunpe
  23. St Lawrence’s, Sabon Piko
  24. St Peter’s, Gidan Keffi
  25. St Joseph’s, Tungan Manu
  26. St Anthony’s, Gbagbata
  27. St Andrew’s, T/Adaka Gbagyi

Gwagwalada[edit]

  1. Sacred Heart Parish, Park Road opposite FCT Water Board, Gwagwalada, P. O. Box 303, Gwagwalada,
  2. St. Paul Parish, Phase 3, Gwagwalada, P. O. Box 230, Gwagwalada, FCT. Phone: 09-6714450.
  3. Mater Dei Parish, Along Radio Nigeria/Market Road, Gwagwalada,
  4. Immaculate Conception Parish, Dobi, Dobi Village, P.O. Box 231, Gwagwalada, FCT.
  5. St. Jude Parish, Church Road, Zuba, P. O. Box 91, Gwagwalada, FCT.
  6. Sacred Heart Parish, Area C, Airport Quarters, P. O. Box 2722, Garki, Abuja.
  7. Queen of Martyr’s Parish, ACO/AMAC Estate, (off Airport Road), Sabon Lugbe
  8. St. Kizito Parish, Opposite Police Station, Kuje, P. O. Box 20, Kuje, FCT
  9. St. Dominic Parish, Kwali, Kwali Village, FCT. P.O. Box 8, Kwali, FCT.
  10. St. Peter Parish, Abaji, Abaji Village, FCT. P. O. Box 1926, Garki, Abuja.
  11. St Martin Parish, Federal Housing, Lugbe
  • Outstations of Sacred Heart Parish
  1. St. Catherine’s, Giri
  2. Madonna Catholic Church, Gwako
  3. Government Secondary School Chaplaincy
  • Outstations of St. Paul Parish, Gwagwalada
  1. St. Matthew’s, Passo.
  2. Holy Rosary, Dukpa.
  3. C. M. Wuna.
  4. Catholic Mission Rafin Zurfi
  • Outstations of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dobi
  1. St Dominic’s, Paikon-Kore
  2. C. M. Ibuwa
  3. St Margaret’s, Old Kaida
  4. C. M. Old Ledi I
  5. St Catherine’s, Ledi II
  6. St Augustine’s, Pagada
  7. C. M. Wumi.
  8. C. M. Katse.
  9. New Katse
  10. Ungwan Bassa
  11. Tsauni
  12. Maje
  • Outstations of St. Jude Parish, Zuba
  1. St. John Catholic Church, Tungamaje
  2. St Patrick Catholic Church, Anagada
  3. St Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church, Runji
  • Outstations of Sacred Heart Parish, Airport
  1. St. Mary’s Iddo Sarki
  2. St Andrew’s Sanka
  3. St. Mark’s Gui
  • Outstations of St Kizito Parish, Kuje
  1. Holy Ghost, Guda’Aba.
  2. St Benedict’s, Adule.
  3. Bamishi.
  4. St Peter’s, Chukuku
  5. Chibri
  6. Kiyi
  • Outstations of St. Dominic Parish, Kwali
  1. St. Mary’s Sheda.
  2. Immaculate Heart, Dabi.
  3. St. Anthony Yangoji, Yangoji.
  4. (Church of Transfiguration), Kwaita.
  5. St. Jude, Fogbe.
  6. St John, Dafa.
  7. Federal Girls Secondary School, Kwali.
  8. Government Secondary School, Kwali
  • Outstations of St. Pater Parish, Abaji
  1. Rimba. St John’s
  2. Nuku. St Joseph’s
  3. Rubochi. Holy Trinity
  4. Tupa. St Matthew’s
  5. Gwargwada. St. John Bosco
  6. Uboyango. St Mary’s
  7. Awawa. St Mary’s
  8. Dangara. St Joseph’s
  9. Tika. St Mary’s
  10. Wako. St Charles Lwanga
  11. Gada-Biu Sacred Heart.
  12. Chida. St Matthew’s
  13. Akapo. St Anthony’s
  14. Bukpe. St Patrick’s
  15. Yaba. St Mary’s
  • Outstations of St. Martin Parish, Lugbe
  1. St. Augustine’s, Old Lugbe
  2. St Mary’s, Tudun Wada
  3. St Joseph’s, Zone 7
  4. St Monica’s, Sauka-Kahuta


See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja official website
  2. Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria
  3. Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria