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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Bangui in the Central African Republic.

Contents

Map of Bangui, Central African Republic

History

  • 1909.05.08: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Oubangui Chari from the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper French Congo
  • 1937.12.02: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Oubangui Chari
  • 1940.05.28: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Bangui
  • 1955.09.14: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangui
  • Special churches

    The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Bangui.

    Leadership

  • Prefects Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. 1928.05.02 – 1937.12.02
  • Fr. Pietro Cotel, C.S.Sp.
  • Vicars Apostolic of Bangui (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. 1937.12.02 – 1947.08.04
  • Archbishop Joseph Cucherousset, C.S.Sp. 1948.04.09 – 1955.09.14
  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Bangui (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop Joseph Cucherousset, C.S.Sp. 1955.09.14 – 1970.09.16
  • Archbishop Joachim N’Dayen 1970.09.16 – 2003.07.26
  • Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo 2003.07.26 – 2009.05.26 (resigned)
  • Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. since 14 May 2012 -
  • Suffragan dioceses

  • Alindao
  • Bambari
  • Bangassou
  • Berbérati
  • Bossangoa
  • Bouar
  • Kaga–Bandoro
  • Mbaïki
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui Wikipedia


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