Roman Catholic Diocese of Meru

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Meru (Latin: Meruen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Meru in the Ecclesiastical province of Nyeri in Kenya.

Diocese of Meru

Dioecesis Meruensis
Location
CountryKenya
MetropolitanNyeri
Statistics
Area9,922 km2 (3,831 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,152,535
737,821 (34.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralSt. Joseph's Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSalesius Mugambi

HistoryEdit

BishopsEdit

  • Prefects Apostolic of Meru (Roman rite)
    • Fr. Giovanni Balbo, I.M.C. (1926 – 1929)
    • Fr. Carlo Re, I.M.C. (1930 – 1936.09.16), concurrently appointed titular bishop and Vicar Apostolic of Nyeri in 1931
    • Fr. José Nepote-Fus, I.M.C. (1936.09.16 – 1948.08.07), appointed Apostolic Administrator of Rio Branco, Brazil in 1948; future Bishop
    • Fr. Carlo Maria Cavallera, I.M.C. (Apostolic Administrator 1947 – 1954.03.03), concurrently appointed Bishop of Nyeri in 1953
  • Bishops of Meru (Roman rite)

Coadjutor BishopEdit

Auxiliary BishopEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 0°03′08″N 37°38′54″E / 0.0522°N 37.6483°E / 0.0522; 37.6483