Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar

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Coordinates: 4°57′00″N 8°19′30″E / 4.95000°N 8.32500°E / 4.95000; 8.32500

Archdiocese of Calabar
Archidioecesis Calabarensis
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory a portion of Cross River State
Ecclesiastical province Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar
Coordinates 4°57′00″N 8°19′30″E / 4.95000°N 8.32500°E / 4.95000; 8.32500
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics

1,136.555
228,914 (20%)
Parishes 44
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established diocese: 18 April 1950, archdiocese: 26 March 1994
Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral, Calabar
Co-cathedral Saint Mary Pro-Cathedral, Calabar
Secular priests 55
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Most Rev. Joseph E. Ukpo
Map
Calabar is in Cross River State which is shown in red
Calabar is in Cross River State which is shown in red

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar (Latin Archidioecesis Calabarensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Calabar, Cross River State in Nigeria.

History[edit]

  • 1934.07.09: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Calabar from the Apostolic Vicariate of Western Nigeria
  • 1947.06.12: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Calabar
  • 1950.04.18: Promoted as Diocese of Calabar
  • 1994.03.26: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Calabar

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Calabar (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Calabar (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Brian David Usanga 1970.02.05 – 1994.03.26
    • Bishop James Moynagh, S.P.S. 1950.04.18 – 1970.02.05
  • Vicars Apostolic of Calabar (Roman rite)
    • Bishop James Moynagh, S.P.S. 1947.06.12 – 1950.04.18
  • Prefects Apostolic of Calabar (Roman rite)
    • Bishop James Moynagh, S.P.S. 1934.10.26 – 1947.06.12

Suffragan Dioceses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vatican News Service announcement[1]

See also[edit]

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