Roman Catholic Diocese of Bauchi

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Diocese of Bauchi
Dioecesis Bauchianus
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory Bauchi State
Ecclesiastical province Jos
Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos
Coordinates 10°18′57″N 09°50′39″E / 10.31583°N 9.84417°E / 10.31583; 9.84417
Statistics
Area 64,605 km2 (24,944 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
5,406,530
68,699 (1.3%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established December 31, 2003
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint John Evangelist in Bauchi
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vacant
Map
Bauchi State is shown in red.
Bauchi State is shown in red.
Website
www.bauchidiocese.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bauchi (Latin: Bauchian(us)) is a diocese located in the city of Bauchi in Bauchi State in the Ecclesiastical province of Jos in Nigeria.

History[edit]

  • July 5, 1996: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Bauchi from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos
  • December 31, 2003: Promoted as Diocese of Bauchi

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral is Cathedral of St. John Evangelist in Bauchi.

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Bauchi
  • Vicars Apostolic of Bauchi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop John Moore, S.M.A. (July 5, 1996 – December 31, 2003)

See also[edit]

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