Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Conakry

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Conakry (Latin: Konakrien(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Conakry, which covers all Guinea, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The cathedral episcopal see of the archbishop is Cathédrale Sainte-Marie, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in the national capital Conakry.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 130,152 Catholics (2.8% of 4,681,000 total) on 116,572 km² in 35 parishes and one mission with 64 priests (48 diocesan, 16 religious), 102 lay religious (36 brothers, 66 sisters) and 18 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

All other bishoprics in Guinea are his Suffragan sees :

History[edit]

On 18 October 1897, the Apostolic Prefecture of French Guinea was established on French colonial territories canonically split off from the Apostolic Vicariate of Senegambia (based in Senegal) and the Apostolic Vicariate of Sierra Leone (in Sierra Leone).

On 18 April 1920, it became the Apostolic Vicariate of French Guinea, hence entitled to a titular bishop.

On 12 May 1949, it was renamed after its see as Apostolic Vicariate of Conakry, having lost territory to establish the Apostolic Prefecture of Kankan, now one of its suffragan dioceses.

On 14 September 1955, was elevated as the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Conakry.

It enjoyed a Papal visit by Pope John Paul II in February 1992.

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Apostolic Prefect of French Guinea
  • Raymond-René Lerouge, Holy Ghost Fathers (C.S.Sp.) (1911.03.09 – 1920.04.22 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of French Guinea
  • Raymond-René Lerouge, C.S.Sp. (see above 1920.04.22 – 1949.05.12 see below), Titular Bishop of Selge (1920.04.18 – death 1949.07.02)
Apostolic Vicars of Conakry
Metropolitan Archbishops of Conakry
MORE BIOS TO BE ELABORATED

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Coordinates: 9°30′37″N 13°42′57″W / 9.5102°N 13.7157°W / 9.5102; -13.7157