On the Year of Mercy: Works of Mercy build blocks of a community of faith, a civilization of love and a cultrue of truth and fairness. +Valerian Okeke
Statistics of our Archdiocese
Geographical area: 2,968 sq. km
Total population: 3,010,122
Diocesan Priests: 482
Work force in formation:
Minor seminarians - 524
Spiritual Year seminarians - 26
Major seminarians - 207
Transistory Deacons - 19
Religious Men: 117
Religious Women: 498
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Some of Our Outstanding Missionaries
Father Joseph LUTZ C.S.Sp.: Born on 8 January 1853 in Dauendorf, Alsace; ordained Priest on 23 December 1876; arrived in Akassa port, Nigeria on 21 November 1885; reached Onitsha on 6 December 1885. Died 17 December 1895 in Merville, France.
Father Jean-Nicolas HORNÉ C.S.Sp.: Born on 2 December 1858 in Niederzeuzheim, Germany; ordained Priest in 1885; arrived in Onitsha on 6 December 1885. Died 24 January1893 in Beauvais, France.
Brother Hermas HÜCK C.S.Sp.: Born on 17 January 1866 in Strassbourg, Alsace; professed on 19 March 1885; arrived in Akassa port, Nigeria on 21 November 1885 but reached Onitsha later than Fr. Lutz. Died 12 January 1920 at sea.