Roman Catholic Diocese of Cayenne

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Diocese of Cayenne
Dioecesis Caiennensis
Diocèse de Cayenne
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Location
Country French Guiana
Ecclesiastical province Fort-de-France
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fort-de-France
Statistics
Area 1,780 km2 (690 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
200,000
150,000 (75%)
Parishes 26
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cayenne Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Emmanuel Marie Philippe Louis Lafont
Metropolitan Archbishop Gilbert Marie Michel Méranville
Website
website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cayenne (erected 1651, as the Prefecture Apostolic of French Guiana-Cayenne) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Fort-de-France. It was elevated on to the Vicariate Apostolic of French Guiana-Cayenne on 10 January 1933 and to the Diocese of Cayenne on 29 February 1956. The seat of the bishop is in Cayenne Cathedral.

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See also:List of Roman Catholic dioceses in South America

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Coordinates: 4°56′24″N 52°19′53″W / 4.94000°N 52.33139°W / 4.94000; -52.33139