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Statistics of our Archdiocese

Geographical area: 2,968 sq. km

Total population: 2,569,862

Catholics: 1,513,142

 Parishes: 154

Diocesan Priests: 457

Work force in formation:

Minor seminarians - 524

Spiritual Year seminarians - 26

Major seminarians - 207

Transistory Deacons - 18

 Religious Men: 117

 Religious Women: 498

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Some of Our Outstanding Missionaries

Father Joseph LUTZ C.S.Sp.: Born on 8 January 1853 in Dauendorf, Alsace; ordained Priest on 23 December 1876; arrived in Akassa port, Nigeria on 21 November 1885; reached Onitsha on 6 December 1885. Died 17 December 1895 in Merville, France.

Father Jean-Nicolas HORNÉ C.S.Sp.: Born on 2 December 1858 in Niederzeuzheim, Germany; ordained Priest in 1885; arrived in Onitsha on 6 December 1885. Died 24 January1893 in Beauvais, France.

Brother Hermas HÜCK C.S.Sp.: Born on 17 January 1866 in Strassbourg, Alsace; professed on 19 March 1885; arrived in Akassa port, Nigeria on 21 November 1885 but reached Onitsha later than Fr. Lutz. Died 12 January 1920 at sea.

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About Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

He is the first person in West Africa and the first African Priest to be beatified. Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi is from Aguleri in our Archdiocese.

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