Roman Catholicism in Nigeria
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The Catholic Church in Nigeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria. The president of the Bishops Conference is Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job of Ibadan.
The Latin and Eastern Catholic Churches comprise the world's largest Christian Church, and its largest religious grouping. In 2005, there were an estimated 19 million baptised Catholics in Nigeria.
Nigeria, together with Congo Democratic Republic, boasts of the highest number of priests in Africa. The boom in vocation to the priesthood in Nigeria is mainly in the eastern part (especially among the Igbo ethnic group) which accounts for over 70 percent of the country's Catholic population.
The second papal visit to the country in 1998 witnessed the beatification of Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi. Pope John Paul II proclaimed him blessed at Oba, Onitsha Archdiocese, a local Church established by the apostle of eastern Nigerian, Bishop Shanahan.
Within Nigeria the hierarchy consists of:
Episcopal conference 
- See footnote
Catholic traditionalism 
A more traditionalist subset of the Catholic Church is also present in Nigeria and embodied by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (Nne Enyemaka Shrine, Umuaka). There also exists a community of the irregular status Society of St. Pius X (Saint Michael’s Priory, Enugu).
See also 
- List of cathedrals in Nigeria
- List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Nigeria This page also gives link to official websites of the dioceses.
- eds. "Nigerian cardinal: Spiritually hungry world needs holy priests," Christian Telegraph, 29 september 2010, 22:10.
- Craig Timberg, "Nigeria's Spiritual Rainmaker is Eyed at Vatican," Washington Poet, 17 April 2005, A1
- Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. GCatholic website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria
- Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria
- Giga-Catholic Information
- Catholic Hierarchy