List of Catholic dioceses in Ethiopia and Eritrea

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The Catholic Church in Ethiopia and Eritrea is currently joined in a single transnational episcopal conference which, also atypically, includes the Eastern Catholic (Coptic) churches, totaling of two Metropolitan archeparchies, six diocesan suffragans (eparchies) and nine pre-diocesan Latin missionary jurisdictions (apostolic vicariates, except one apostolic prefecture).
Each country also has such an inter-catholic national assembly.

  • The Latin hierarchy is composed solely of the pre-diocesan missionary jurisdictions in Ethiopia.
  • The Eastern Catholics have a Coptic (Alexandrian Rite) particular church sui iuris in each country (both using the Archaic Geez language), each headed by a Metropolitan whose ecclesiastical province, covering that nation, is the whole church, with three suffragans each.

Furthermore there is an Apostolic Nunciature to Ethiopia (papal embassy-level diplomatic representation) in the national capital Addis Abbeba; in it are also vested the Apostolic Nunciatures to Djibouti and to Somalia.
The Apostolic Nunciature to Eritrea is vested in the Apostolic Nunciature to Sudan (in its capital Khartum)

Current jurisdictions[edit]

Current Latin dioceses[edit]

all missionary and exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See, and in Ethiopia

Coptic Catholic national churches[edit]

(neither has any jurisdiction outside its homeland)

Ethiopian Coptic Catholic Church[edit]

Forming a single ecclesiastical province, constituting an Eastern Catholic particular church sui iuris using the Alexandrian Rite in Ge'ez language.

Eritrean Coptic Catholic Church[edit]

Forming a single ecclesiastical province, constituting an Eastern Catholic particular church sui iuris using the Alexandrian Rite in Ge'ez language.

Former jurisdictions[edit]

(only in Ethiopia; not counting the former stages of current jurisdictions)

Titular sees[edit]

  • Titular Metropolitan See : Adulis
  • Titular Episcopal See : Axomis

Other former jurisdictions[edit]

(suppressed only)

See also[edit]