AFRICA/NIGERIA - The Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi erected to Diocese and appointment of the first Bishop

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Today, the Holy Father erected the Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi (Nigeria) to Diocese, with the same denomination and territorial configuration, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan seat of Benin City. The Pope appointed His Exc. Mgr. Hayacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P, Vicar Apostolic of the same seat, as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Bomadi,.
The diocese of Bomadi covers an area of 13,140 sq. Km. It has a population of 2,994,321, of whom 37,682 Catholics. There are 24 parishes and 2 churches, 23 diocesan priests and 11 religious priests, 63 religious women and 51 major seminarians. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 21/09/2017)