Roman Catholic Diocese of Shendam

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Shendam (Latin:Dioecesis Shendamensis) a diocese located in the city of Shendam, Plateau State in the Ecclesiastical province of Jos in Nigeria. The Diocese was established on Jos June 2, 2007.

Diocese of Shendam

Dioecesis Shendamensis

Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory a portion of Plateau State
Ecclesiastical province Jos
Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos
Coordinates

8°53′00″N9°32′00″E

Statistics
Area 132,000 km2 (51,000 sq mi)
Population
 Total
 Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2007)
980,810
149,051 (15.2%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Shendam
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Philip Davou Dung
Map

The Diocese of Shendam is a portion of Plateau State which is shown in red.

The Cathedral is Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Shendam. Shendam was the first Roman Catholic Mission foundation north of the rivers Niger and Benue in Nigeria. Three members of the Society of African Missions: Oswald Waller, Joseph Mouren and Ernest Belin, arrived at Shendam on 12 February 1907 after spending 28 days in canoes on the river Benue.

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  1. Bishop James Naanman Daman, O.S.A. (June 2, 2007 – January 12, 2015)
  2. Bishop Philip Davou Dung (November 5, 2016 -)
  • Oliver Dashe Doeme, appointed Bishop of Maiduguri in 2009

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