Roman Catholic Diocese of Makurdi

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This article is about the Roman Catholic diocese. For the Anglican diocese, see Diocese of Makurdi.
Diocese of Makurdi
Dioecesis Makurdensis
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory Benue State
Ecclesiastical province Abuja
Metropolitan Cardinal of Abuja
Coordinates 7°43′50″N 8°32′10″E / 7.73056°N 8.53611°E / 7.73056; 8.53611
Statistics
Area 24,461 km2 (9,444 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,005,568
1,580,790 (53.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established April 2, 1959
Cathedral Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Makurdi
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Most Rev. Athanasius Atule Usuh
Auxiliary Bishops Most Rev. William Avenya
Map
Makurdi is located in Benue State which is shown in red.
Makurdi is located in Benue State which is shown in red.

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

History[edit]

  • July 9, 1934: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Benue from the Apostolic Vicariate of Western Nigeria
  • April 18, 1950: Renamed as the Apostolic Prefecture of Oturkpo
  • April 2, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Oturkpo
  • June 28, 1960: Renamed as Diocese of Makurdi

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral is Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Makurdi.

Leadership[edit]

    • Bishop Williams Avenya (Auxiliary Bishop of Makurdi Diocese)
  • Bishops of Makurdi (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Oturkpo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop James Hagan, C.S.Sp. (1948.03.20 – 1960.03.08)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Benue (Roman rite)

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