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.

Nyeri Cathedral

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

History[edit]

  • 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, hence entitled to a titular bishop
  • March 10, 1926: Renamed after its see as Apostolic Vicariate of Nyeri, having lost territory to establish the then Apostolic Prefecture of Meru (now a suffragan diocese)
  • March 23, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Nyeri
  • Lost territory on 25 November 1964 to establish the Diocese of Marsabit, a suffragan
  • Lost territory again on 17 March 1983 to establish Diocese of Murang’a, again a suffragan
  • May 21, 1990: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nyeri
  • Lost territory on 5 December 2002 to establish Diocese of Nyahururu, also a suffragan

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

  • Ecclesiastical superiors of Kenya Missio sui iuris : not available
Apostolic Vicars of Kenya
Apostolic Vicars of Nyeri
  • Giuseppe Perrachon, I.M.C. (see above 1926.01.04 – 1930.10.18)
  • Carlo Re, I.M.C. (1931.12.14 – 1947), Titular Bishop of Hadrumetum (1931.12.14 – 1951.12.29), also Apostolic Administrator of Meru (Kenya) (1932 – 1936.09.16), later Bishop of Ampurias and Tempio (Italy) (1951.12.29 – 1961.02.10), Titular Bishop of Aspona (1961.02.10 – 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. ('see above 1953.03.25 – 1964.11.25), later Bishop of Marsabit (Kenya) (1964.11.25 – 1981)
  • Caesar Gatimu (1964.11.25 – death 1987.02.20), 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)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Nyeri

Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archdiocese and the following Suffragan dioceses :

Deaneries & parishes[edit]

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

  • MUNICIPALITY DEANERY
    • Cathedral Parish
    • St. Jude Parish
    • King’ong’o Parish
    • Mwenji Parish
    • Kimuiru Parish
    • Mathari Institutions Chaplaincy
  • MUKURWE-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
  • NANYUKI 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
  • GATARAKWA DEANERY
    • Mweiga Parish
    • Endarasha Parish
    • Gatarakwa Parish
    • Karemeno Parish
    • Mugunda Parish
    • Sirima Parish
    • Winyumiririe Parish

Contacts[edit]

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

Source and External links[edit]

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