Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jos

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Archdiocese of Jos
Archidioecesis Iosensis
Country  Nigeria
Territory Plateau State
Ecclesiastical province Jos
Coordinates 9°55′59.9″N 8°52′59.9″E / 9.933306°N 8.883306°E / 9.933306; 8.883306
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established Diocese: 1953.06.29, Archdiocese 1994.03.26
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Most Rev. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama
Suffragans Bauchi, Jalingo, Maiduguri, Pankshin, Shendam, Yola
Plateau State shown in red
Plateau State shown in red

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jos (Archidioecesis Iosensis (Latin) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Jos in Nigeria.


  • 1934.04.09: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Jos from the Apostolic Prefecture of Northern Nigeria
  • 1953.06.29: Promoted as Diocese of Jos
  • 1994.03.26: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima in Jos.


  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Jos (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama since 2000.04.14; as President of the Nigerian Bishops, he has criticized the government for its failure to adequately protect Christians and other religious minorities from Islamist fundamentalist terrorists, such as Boko Haram[1]
    • Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka 1994.03.26 – 1999.11.11
  • Bishops of Jos (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka 1974.10.05 – 1994.03.26
    • Bishop John J. Reddington, S.M.A. 1954.04.10 – 1974.07.03
  • Prefects Apostolic of Jos (Roman rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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