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, one of four in Kenya, Eastern Africa, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Nyeri Cathedral

The cathedral episcopal see of the archbishop is Our Lady of Consolata Cathedral, in Nyeri.

History[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and the following Suffragan sees :

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 490,000 Catholics (34.2% of 1,434,000 total) on 8,450 km² in 48 parishes and 39 missions with 133 priests (121 diocesan, 12 religious), 222 lay religious (72 brothers, 150 sisters) and 73 seminarians.

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Ecclesiastical superiors of Missio sui iuris of Kenya : not available
Apostolic Vicars of Kenya
Apostolic Vicars of Nyeri
  • Bishop-elect Giuseppe Perrachon, I.M.C. (see above 1926.01.04 – retired 1930.10.18), Titular Bishop of Centuria (1925.12.18 – death 1944.04.14)
  • Carlo Re, I.M.C. (1931.12.14 – 1947) (born Italy), Titular Bishop of Hadrumetum (1931.12.14 – 1951.12.29), also Apostolic Administrator of Meru (Kenya) (1932 – 1936.09.16), later Bishop of Ampurias (Italy) (1951.12.29 – 1961.02.10) and Bishop of Civita–Tempio (Italy) (1951.12.29 – retired 1961.02.10), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Aspona (1961.02.10 – death 1978.08.12)
  • Carlo Maria Cavallera, I.M.C. (1947.06.19 – 1953.03.25 see below), Titular Bishop of Sufes (1947.06.19 – 1953.03.25), also Apostolic Administrator of Meru (Kenya) (1947 – 1954.03.03)
Suffragan Bishops of Nyeri
  • Carlo Maria Cavallera, I.M.C. (born Italy) (see above 1953.03.25 – 1964.11.25), later Bishop of Marsabit (Kenya) (1964.11.25 – retired 1981), died 1990
  • Caesar Gatimu (1964.11.25 – death 1987.02.20) (first native incumbent), previously Titular Bishop of Abila in Palæstina (1961.04.18 – 1964.11.25) & Auxiliary Bishop of Nyeri (1961.04.18 – 1964.11.25)
  • Nicodemus Kirima (1988.03.12 – 1990.05.21 see below), previously Bishop of Mombasa (Kenya) (1978.02.27 – 1988.03.12); also President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1988 – 1991 and 1989 – 1997)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Nyeri
  • Nicodemus Kirima (see above 1990.05.21 - death 2007.11.27)
  • Peter J. Kairo (19 April 2008 - retired 23 April 2017), previously Bishop of Murang’a (Kenya) (1983.03.17 – 1997.04.21), Bishop of Nakuru (Kenya) (1997.04.21 – 2008.04.19)
  • Anthony Muheria (2017.04.23 – ...): previously Bishop of Embu (Kenya) (2003.10.30 – 2008.06.28), Bishop of Kitui (Kenya) (2008.06.28 – 2017.04.23), Apostolic Administrator of Diocese of Machakos (Kenya) (2015.02 – 2017.04.23).

Parishes by Deanery[edit]

The Archdiocese of Nyeri consists of eight Deaneries, which comprise the following parishes :

  • Nyeri Municipality Deanery
    • Cathedral Parish
    • St. Jude Parish
    • King’ong’o Parish
    • Mwenji Parish
    • Kimuiru Parish
    • Mathari Institutions Chaplaincy
    • St.Charles Lwanga Parish
  • Murukwe-ini Deanery
    • Murukwe-ini Parish
    • Kaheti Parish
    • Kimondo Parish
    • Gikondi Parish
  • Othaya Deanery
    • Othaya Parish
    • Kariko Parish
    • Birithia Parish
    • Karima Parish
    • Kagicha Parish
    • Karuthi Parish
    • Kigumo Parish
  • Nanyuk Deanery
    • Nanyuki Parish
    • Dol Dol Parish
    • Matanya Parish
    • St. Teresa Parish
    • Kalalu Parish
  • Narumoru Deanery
    • Narumoru Town Parish
    • Irigithathi Parish
    • Thegu Parish
    • Kiganjo Parish
    • Munyu Parish
  • Karatina Deanery
    • Karatina Parish
    • Miiri Parish
    • Giakaibei Parish
    • Gikumbo Parish
    • Gathugu Parish
    • Ngandu Parish
    • Kabiru-ini Parish
    • Kahira-ini Parish
  • Tetu Deanery
    • Tetu Parish
    • Wamagana Parish
    • Kigogo-ini Parish
    • Itheguri Parish
    • Gititu Parish
    • Kagaita Parish
    • Giakanja Parish
    • Karangia Parish
  • Gatarakwa Deanery
    • Mweiga Parish
    • Endarasha Parish
    • Gatarakwa Parish
    • Karemeno Parish
    • Mugunda Parish
    • Sirima Parish
    • Winyumiririe Parish
    • Kamariki Parish

Contacts[edit]

Nyeri Catholic Secretariat, P.O. Box 288 - 10100, Nyeri. Tel: +254 721 785 169

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

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