Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogadiscio

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Diocese of Mogadiscio
Dioecesis Mogadiscensis
Country Somalia
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 637,657 km2 (246,201 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
100-1000 (0.001-0.01%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giorgio Bertin (apostolic administrator)
Somalia (orthographic projection)-Blue version.svg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogadiscio (Latin: Mogadiscen(sis)) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church located in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia. The area of the diocese coincides with that of the country. It is the only diocese in Somalia.


In the pre-independence period, British Somaliland was under the care of the Vicariate Apostolic of Arabia, like the Vicariate Apostolic of the Gallas (including French Somaliland as well as its Ethiopian main territory) confided to the Order of Friars Cappuccini. Italian Somaliland was from 1904 the "Prefecture Apostolic of Benadir", and confided to the ancient Order of the Holy Trinity or Trinitarians. In 1927, it was promoted to Apostolic Vicariate.

  • 1904: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Benadir
  • 1927: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Mogadiscio
  • 1975: Promoted as Diocese of Mogadiscio


Prefects Apostolic of Benadir[edit]

Vicars Apostolic of Mogadiscio[edit]

Bishops of Mogadiscio[edit]

See also[edit]