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Catholic Church in Burkina Faso

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Catholic Church in Burkina Faso

The Roman Catholic Church in Burkina Faso is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. According to the most recent census (2006) 19 percent of the population are members of the Roman Catholic Church.



The first Catholics to enter what is today Burkina Faso arrived with the French colonialists in 1896. In 1900 and 1901 Catholic missions were established at Koupéla and Ouagadougou, respectively and Joanny Thévenoud, a missionary helped to firmly establish Catholicism in the country over the following five decades. Abbé Yougbaré was consecrated as the Bishop of Koupéla on 29 February 1956 and became the first African Catholic bishop.


  • Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso
  • Diocese of Banfora
  • Diocese of Dédougou
  • Diocese of Diébougou
  • Diocese of Gaoua
  • Diocese of Nouna
  • Archdiocese of Koupéla
  • Diocese of Dori
  • Diocese of Fada N’Gourma
  • Diocese of Kaya
  • Diocese of Tenkodogo
  • Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
  • Diocese of Koudougou
  • Diocese of Manga
  • Diocese of Ouahigouya
  • References

    Catholic Church in Burkina Faso Wikipedia

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