Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Algiers

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Archdiocese of Algiers
Archidioecesis Algeriensis
Dioc Alger ter.PNG
Map of the Archdiocese of Algiers
Country Algeria
Ecclesiastical province Algiers
Metropolitan Algiers
Area 54,701 km2 (21,120 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,530 (0.0%)
Rite Roman
Established August 10, 1838 (1838-08-10)
Cathedral Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur d'Alger, Algiers
Secular priests 45
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges
Archbishop of Algiers
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges
Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur d'Alger
The basilica of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers

The Archdiocese of Algiers (Latin: Archidioecesis Algeriensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria.


Special churches[edit]

La Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur d'Alger (Sacred Heart Cathedral of Algiers) a concrete Modernist church, was built in 1956. It became a cathedral in 1962, replacing the French colonial Cathedral of St. Philip of Algiers, when that 1612 building was reconverted to the Ketchaoua Mosque. The Cathedral of St. Philip of Algiers was established by converting the Ketchaoua Mosque in 1845, but was reconverted to the Ketchaoua Mosque in 1962. There is also a Minor Basilica at the Basilique de Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers.


Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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Coordinates: 36°46′03″N 3°03′16″E / 36.7674°N 3.0544°E / 36.7674; 3.0544