Roman Catholic Diocese of Uyo

Diocese of Uyo
Dioecesis Uyoensis
Country  Nigeria
Territory a portion of Akwa Ibom State
Ecclesiastical province Calabar
Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar
Coordinates 5°1′23.63″N 7°55′26″E / 5.0232306°N 7.92389°E / 5.0232306; 7.92389
Area 5,969 km2 (2,305 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
598,028 (33.6%)
Parishes 72
Congregations 5 female; 3 male
Schools 5 secondary schools
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established July 4, 1989
Cathedral Christ the King Cathedral in Uyo
Secular priests 75
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Bishop John Ebebe Ayah
Metropolitan Archbishop Archbishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem

Uyo is located in Akwa Ibom State which is shown in red.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Uyo (Latin: Uyoën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Uyo in the Ecclesiastical province of Calabar in Nigeria.


Special churches

The Cathedral is Christ the King Cathedral in Uyo


Bishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem was elevated to Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calabar, the Metropolitan See, by Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday, February 2, 2013[1]


  1. Vatican news service report

See also

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