Roman Catholicism in Sierra Leone

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The Roman Catholic Church in Sierra Leone is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

There are approximately 175,000 Catholics in Sierra Leone - around 3% of the total population.[1] The country is divided into four dioceses in one ecclesiastical province.

Origins[edit]

Roman Catholic missionaries were active in the coastal regions of Sierra Leone from the early sixteenth century although only a few people converted to Catholicism.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haggett, Peter (2002), Encyclopedia of world geography, Marshall Cavendish, p. 2318, ISBN 0-7614-7306-8 
  2. ^ Osagie, Iyunolu Folayan (2000), The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, University of Georgia Press, p. 55, ISBN 0-8203-2465-5