Church Province of Eritrea

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Basic data
church Eritrean Catholic Church
Country Eritrea
Metropolitan bishopric Asmara
Suffragan dioceses Barentu
Metropolitan Menghisteab Tesfamariam MCCJ
surface 124,320 km²
Parishes (January 19, 2015)
Residents 2,825,511 (January 19, 2015)
Catholics 155,480 (January 19, 2015)
proportion of 5.5%
Diocesan priest (January 19, 2015)
Religious priest (January 19, 2015)
Permanent deacons (January 19, 2015)
Friars (January 19, 2015)
Religious sisters (January 19, 2015)

The ecclesiastical province of Eritrea is the only ecclesiastical province of the Eritrean Catholic Church which, as the Metropolitan Church sui iuris, forms a rite church of the Roman Catholic Church .

The ecclesiastical province of Eritrea was established on January 19, 2015 through the division of the ecclesiastical province of Addis Ababa by Pope Francis as part of the establishment of the Eritrean Catholic Church . It covers the entire territory of Eritrea . It has four eparchies:

The previous eparch of Asmara, Menghisteab Tesfamariam MCCJ , was named the first metropolitan of Eritrea .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b erezione della Chiesa Metropolitana sui iuris eritrea e nomina del primo Metropolita. In: Daily Statements by the Press Office of the Holy See. Holy See Press Office , January 19, 2015, accessed January 20, 2015 (Italian).