Roman Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala

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Diocese of Katsina-Ala
Dioecesis Katsinensis-Alensis
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory a portion of Benue State
Ecclesiastical province Abuja
Metropolitan Cardinal of Abuja
Coordinates 7°10′0″N 9°17′0″E / 7.16667°N 9.28333°E / 7.16667; 9.28333
Statistics
Area 6,465 km2 (2,496 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics

676,000
338,497 (50.1%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 December 2012
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Gerard Majella, in Katsina-Ala
Patron saint Saint Gerard Majella
Secular priests 32
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Most Rev. Peter Iornzuul Adoboh
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
Map
Katsina-Ala is located in Benue State which is shown in red.
Katsina-Ala is located in Benue State which is shown in red.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala (Latin: Katsinen(sis)- Alen(sis) is a diocese located in the city of Katsina-Ala in the Ecclesiastical province of Abuja in Nigeria. Created on 29 December 2012 when it was split from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.

Territory[edit]

The Diocese is located in a portion of Benue State.

Chronology of Bishops[edit]

History[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

Official Announcement of establishment of new diocese by Vatican News [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic-Hierarchy.org data[1]
  2. ^ GCatholic.org information page [2]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°10′0″N 9°17′0″E / 7.16667°N 9.28333°E / 7.16667; 9.28333