Roman Catholic Diocese of Les Cayes

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Diocese of Les Cayes
Dioecesis Caiesensis
Dyosèz nan Les Cayes
Cathedral Les Cayes Haiti.jpg
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
Country  Haiti
Ecclesiastical province Province of Port-au-Prince
Metropolitan Jérémie
Area 4,649 km2 (1,795 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2001)
933,000 (66.6%)
Parishes 43
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 3 October 1861 (156 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Chibly Cardinal Langlois
Emeritus Bishops Jean Alix Verrier

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Les Cayes, erected 3 October 1861, is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince.


The ecclesiastical province of Port-au-Prince (the archdiocese and the four suffragan dioceses of Cap Haïtien, Gonaives, Les Cayes, and Port-de-Paix) dates from the reorganization following upon the Concordat of 1860 between Pope Pius IX and the Republic of Haiti.[1]


Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1972 Diocese of Jérémie

External links and references[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Cayes". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 18°11′35″N 73°44′53″W / 18.1930°N 73.7480°W / 18.1930; -73.7480