Calabar Archdiocese
Province: Calabar
Website:
 
Contact: 1. Bishop Moynagh Avenue
State Housing
Estate Calabar
Cross River State.
Phone 087-231666
PMB 1044/Box 901
Ph: 087-232560, 231407,231666
Ordinary: Joseph Ukpo > Emeritus Archbishop
Joseph Ekuwem > Archbishop

History: In July 1934, the Calabar Ecclesiastical jurisdiction made up of the present day Calabar, Ikot Ekpene, Uyo, Ogoja and Abakaliki was detached from the Vicariate of Southern Nigeria to form the Prefecture Apostolic of Calabar. In 1938, the territory of Ogoja was detached from the Prefecture Apostolic of Calabar and became Vicariate Apostolic in 1947. The Prefecture Apostolic of Calabar became a diocese in 1950. In March 1963, Ikot Ekpene Diocese was created from Calabar.
In August 14, 1989 Uyo diocese was carved out of Calabar, and on March 31st, 1994, His Holiness, Pope John Paul 11 raised the diocese of Calabar to the status of METROPOLITAN ARCHDIOCESE with Ogoja, Ikot Ekpene, Port Harcourt and Uyo Dioceses as suffragans.
PATRON OF THE ARCHDIOCESE:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Statistics:
First Mass-------------------------- 1903
First Missionary------------------- Very Revd Msgr L. Lejeune, CSSp
First Bishop------------------------
Rt. Revd. Dr. James Moynagh, SPS
Second Bishop--------------------
Most. Rev. Dr. Brain David Usanga
Population of Archdiocese--1,136.555
Catholic Population ----------- 228,914
Missionary Priests ----------------- 3
Priests Incardinated into
the Archdiocese -------------------- 55
Priests Incardinated into
Other Dioceses -------------------- 6
Sisters-------------------------------- 59
Missionary Sisters----------------- 2
Major Seminarians----------------- 89
Junior Seminarians---------------- 718
Religious Congregations (women)---4
ARCHDIOCESAN ADMINISTRATION
ARCHDIOCESAN CONTACT ADDRESS:
CALABAR ARCHDIOCESAN CHANCERY

Bishop Moynagh Avenue
State Housing Estate, Calabar
P.M.B. 1044 Calabar
Cross River State,
Nigeria
Phone: 087-231666
E-mail: archdical@yahoo.com

OR

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL
69, Egerton Street
Calabar
Cross River State
Nigeria
Phone: (087) 232176

ARCHDIOCESAN CURIA:

(1) Vicars General
(a) Rev. Fr. Christopher Okpu Pastoral
(b) Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel
Umoetok Administration

(2) Archdiocesan Chancellor Rev. Fr. Malachy Ephraim

(3) Cathedral Administrator Rev. Fr. Christopher Okpu

(4) Archbishop's Secretary
Rev. Fr. Augustine Okon


(5) Financial Administrator Rev. Fr. Francis Obong

(6) Vicar for Religious
Rev. Msgr. Patrick Okure

(7) Vicar for Priests and
Judicial Vicar
Rev. Fr. Christopher Okpu

(8) Vicar for Laity Rev. Fr. Joseph Etim

(9) Director Marianum Spiritual
Year Centre Rev. Msgr. Patrick Okure

(10) Director of Church & Society and J.D.P.C Rev. Fr. Francis Obong

(11) Director of Pont. Works
and Holy Childhood Rev. Fr. Felix Ojong

(12) Director of Catholic Education and Further Education of Priests Rev. Msgr. E. Umoetok

(13) Director of Social Communications
Rev. Fr. Leonard Ojourgu

(14) Director Of Vocations and Seminary Matters Rev. Fr. Joseph Eyo

(15) Director of Catechetics &
Family and Life
Rev. Fr. Joseph Etim


ARCHDIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL:
President:
His Grace, Most Rev.
Joseph Edra Ukpo
Chairman
Arch. Maurice Archibong (KSG)
Secretary
Dr. (Mrs) Julia Omang
Asst. Sec. General
Barr. (Mrs) Ekanem Solomon
Treasurer
Dr. Henry Esuabanga
Fin. Secretary
Sir Maurice Effiwatt

COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS:

His Grace,
Most Rev. Joseph E. Ukpo - President
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis X. Una Member
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick Okure Member
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Umoetok Member
Rev. Fr. Christopher Okpu Member
Rev. Fr. James Kelleher Member
Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey Member
Rev. Fr. Joseph Eyo
Member
Rev. Fr. Malachy Ephraim Secretary

PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL:

Most Rev. Joseph E. Ukpo - President

Rev. Fr. Venantius Orok - Chairman
Rev. Fr. Maurice Etim Vice Chairman
Rev. Msgr. Francis Xavier Una
Rev. Msgr. Patrick Okure
Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Umoetok
Rev. Fr. Christopher Okpu
Rev. Fr. Malachy Ephraim
Rev. Fr. Francis Obong
Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey
Rev. Fr. Charles Etim
Rev. Fr. Joseph Etim
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Offiong
Rev. Fr. John Nkanta
Rev. Fr. Ignatius Itita
Rev. Fr. Joseph Agbor Secretary
 
 

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