Christianity in Nigeria
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Christians in Nigeria comprise an estimated 40% of the population. Christians are dominant in the southern (south-east/south-south)and central region in Nigeria. According to the Pew Research Center, Nigeria has the largest Christian population of any country in Africa, with more than 80 million persons in Nigeria belonging to the church with various denominations.
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Roman Catholicism in NigeriaEdit
The Catholic Church has a large and growing following in Nigeria. In 2005, there were an estimated 19 million baptised Catholics in Nigeria. The Archdioceses of the Roman Catholic Church are: Abuja, Benin City, Calabar, Ibadan, Jos, Kaduna, Lagos, Onitsha, Owerri, and Sokoto. Cardinal Francis Arinze is a Roman Catholic Cardinal from Nigeria.
Anglican Church of NigeriaEdit
The ecclesiastical provinces of the Church of Nigeria are Lagos, Ibadan, Ondo, Edo, The Niger, Niger Delta, Owerri, Abuja, Kaduna, and Jos. Its primate is Nicholas Dikeriehi Orogodo Okoh. The Church of Nigeria claims about 18 million members though only about 2 million may be active.
Nigerian Baptist ConventionEdit
Presbyterian Church of NigeriaEdit
The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has almost 4 million members in thousands of congregations mainly in Nigeria, but has regional Presbytery in Togo as well as in Benin. It was founded in the mid-1800s, by ministers of the Church of Scotland. It is a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
Evangelical Reformed Church of ChristEdit
The Seventh-day Adventist ChurchEdit
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsEdit
Within Nigeria, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also has a growing presence. As of January 1, 2012, the church claims more than 100,000 members in the country and has established 315 congregations.
The church announced creation of new Owerri mission in Nigeria in 2016.
The New Apostolic Church reports for 2016 300.000 members in 1.100 congregations.
National Church of Nigeria, AbujaEdit
The National Church of Nigeria (previously known as the Nigerian Ecumenical Centre and officially known as the National Christian Centre) is a non-denominational church building of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the umbrella body of many of Nigeria's Christian denominations. The church is located in Abuja.
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