Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kisumu

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

The cathedral archiepiscopal see is St. Theresa’s Cathedral, in Kisumu, Kisumu County.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 898,036 Catholics (35.5% of 2,531,000 total on 4,616 km² in 41 parishes and a mission with 95 priests (70 diocesan, 25 religious), 349 lay religious (49 brothers, 300 sisters) and 35 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Its Suffragan sees are:

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Apostolic Prefect of Kavirondo
Apostolic Vicars of Kisumu
  • Gorgonio Brandsma, M.H.M. ( see above 1932.05.27 – death 1935.06.20), Titular Bishop of Bargala (1933 – 1935.06.20)
  • Nicolas Stam, M.H.M. (born Netherlands) (1936.03.09 – retired 1946), Titular Bishop of Cediæ (1936.03.09 – 1949.05.26); died 1949
  • Frederick Hall, M.H.M. (born England, UK) (1948.04.09 – 1953.03.25 see below), Titular Bishop of Alba Marittima (1948.04.09 – 1953.03.25)
Suffragan Bishops of Kisumu
  • Frederick Hall, M.H.M. (1953.03.25 – retired 1963.12.02), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Castra nova (1963.12.02 – resigned 1976.07.27), died 1988
  • Joannes de Reeper, M.H.M. (born Netherlands) (1964.01.16 – retired 1976.03.20), died 1980; previously [[Apostolic Prefect of Ngong (Kenya) (1960.01.15 – 1964.01.16)
  • Philip Sulumeti (first Kenyan incumbent) (1976.12.09 – 1978.02.28), succeeding as previous Titular Bishop of Urci (1972.05.28 – 1976.12.09) and Auxiliary Bishop of Kisumu (1972.05.28 – 1976.12.09); next Bishop of Kakamega (Kenya) (1978.02.28 – retired 2014.12.05)
  • Zacchaeus Okoth (1978.02.27 – 1990.05.21 see below)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Kisumu
  • Zacchaeus Okoth (see above 1990.05.21 - ...), also President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1991 – 1997).

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°05′30″S 34°46′02″E / 0.0917°S 34.7671°E / -0.0917; 34.7671