Roman Catholic Diocese of Otukpo

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Diocese of Otukpo
Dioecesis Otukpoenus
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory a portion of Benue State
Ecclesiastical province Abuja
Metropolitan Cardinal of Abuja
Coordinates 07°13′00″N 08°09′00″E / 7.21667°N 8.15000°E / 7.21667; 8.15000
Statistics
Area 24,461 km2 (9,444 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,843,105
502,437 (17.7%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established July 10, 1995
Cathedral Saint Francis Cathedral in Otukpo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Most Rev. Michael Ekwoy Apochi
Map
The Diocese of Otukpo is located in a portion of Benue State which is shown here in red.
The Diocese of Otukpo is located in a portion of Benue State which is shown here in red.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Otukpo (Latin: Otukpoën(us)) is a diocese located in the city of Otukpo in the Ecclesiastical province of Abuja in Nigeria.

History[edit]

  • July 10, 1995: Established as Diocese of Otukpo from the Diocese of Makurdi. The first bishop of the diocese is Late Most Revd. Fidelis Ogah Orgah.

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral is St Francis’ Cathedral in Otukpo.

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Makurdi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Michael Ekwoy Apochi (since December 17, 2002)
    • Bishop Fidelis Uga Orgah (July 10, 1995 – December 7, 2000)

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