Eparchy Segheneity

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Eparchy Segheneity
Basic data
Rite church Eritrean Catholic Church
Country Eritrea
Ecclesiastical province Eritrea
Metropolitan bishopric Asmara Archeparchy
Diocesan bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim
founding 2012
surface 29,499 km²
Parishes 33 (January 19, 2015)
Residents 306,636 (January 19, 2015)
Catholics 35,557 (January 19, 2015)
proportion of 11.6%
Diocesan priest 30 (January 19, 2015)
Religious priest 22 (January 19, 2015)
Catholics per priest 684
Friars 70 (January 19, 2015)
rite Ethiopian Rite ( Alexandrian Rite )
cathedral archangel Michael
Website http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/segh0.htm

The eparchy Segheneity ( Latin Eparchia Segheneitensis ) is in Eritrea preferred eparchy of the Eritrean Catholic Church based in Segheneity .


The Eparchy Segheneity was founded on February 24, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Erected from cessions of territory by the Asmara eparchy and subordinated to the Archdiocese of Addis Ababa of the Ethiopian Catholic Church as a suffragan . First Bishop was Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim .

With the establishment of the Eritrean Catholic Church on January 19, 2015, the eparchy was subordinate to the Archeparch Asmara as a suffragan.

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Individual evidence

  1. a b erezione della Chiesa Metropolitana sui iuris eritrea e nomina del primo Metropolita. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , January 19, 2015, accessed January 19, 2015 (Italian).