Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri (Latin: Nyerien(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Nyeri in Kenya.


  • September 14, 1905: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Kenya from the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Zanguebar
  • July 12, 1909: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya
  • March 10, 1926: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nyeri
  • March 23, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Nyeri
  • May 21, 1990: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nyeri

Special churches[edit]

Nyeri Cathedral

The seat of the archbishop is Our Lady of Consolation Cathedral in Nyeri.


  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Nyeri(Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Nyeri (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Nyeri (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Carlo Maria Cavallera, I.M.C. (1947.06.19 – 1953.03.25)
    • Bishop Carlo Re, I.M.C. (1931.12.14 – 1947)
    • Bishop Giuseppe Perrachon, I.M.C. (1926.01.04 – 1930.10.18)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kenya (Roman rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]


Coordinates: 0°25′35″S 36°57′10″E / 0.4263°S 36.9528°E / -0.4263; 36.9528