Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo

The Catholic Diocese of Jalingo , Taraba State from the Jos Arch Diocese Province

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The History of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo

The first missionaries that took the challenge to open a mission in Adamawa were the Irish Augustinian missionaries. The first three Augustinian missionaries arrived Nigeria in October 1938. They arrived at Jos to spend some time with their Society of Missionaries of Africa (hereafter SMA) colleagues. To be precise, they spend one year with the SMA and with the arrival of these Augustinian missionaries, it necessarily caused boundary adjustment and thus the boundary between the prefectures of Jos and Benue was adjusted, to bring all of Adamawa province under the jurisdiction of Msgr. William Lumley SMA, the Prefect Apostolic of Jos. 

Most Rev Dr Charles M Hammawa

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Why We are referred to as Universal Church

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St Augustine's Deanery Jalingo

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Kufai Deanery

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Pastoral Team

The Hierarchy of the Pastoral offices in the Diocese of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo 

Most Rev Dr Charles M. Hammawa

The Catholic Bishop of Jalingo Diocese 

Very Rev Fr Justine Bonzena

Vicar Pastoral 

Very Rev Fr Williams Awoshiri

Vicar Administration

Jalingo Catholic Diocese

Very Rev Fr Augwaru



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