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|Contact:||1. Bishop Moynagh Avenue|
Cross River State.
PMB 1044/Box 901
Ph: 087-232560, 231407,231666
Joseph Ekuwem > Archbishop|
Joseph Ukpo > Emeritus 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