Roman Catholic Diocese of Gboko

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Diocese of Gboko
Dioecesis Gbokensis
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory a portion of Benue State
Ecclesiastical province Abuja
Metropolitan Cardinal of Abuja
Coordinates 7°19′30″N 9°0′18″E / 7.32500°N 9.00500°E / 7.32500; 9.00500
Statistics
Area 10,692 km2 (4,128 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics

1,690,00
896,860 (53%)
Parishes 34
Schools 23
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 December 2012
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Gboko
Secular priests 80
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Most Rev. William Amove Avenya
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
Map
Gboko is located in Benue State which is shown in red.
Gboko is located in Benue State which is shown in red.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gboko (Latin: Gbokensis(us)) is a diocese located in the city of Gboko, Benue State in the Ecclesiastical province of Abuja in Nigeria.

Territory[edit]

The Diocese of Gboko is located in a portion of Benue State.

Chronology of Bishops[edit]

History[edit]

The diocese was established 29 December 2012 from a the Roman Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.


References[edit]


Sources[edit]

Official Announcement of establishment of new diocese by Vatican News [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°19′30″N 9°0′18″E / 7.32500°N 9.00500°E / 7.32500; 9.00500