Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos

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Archdiocese of Lagos
Archidioecesis Lagosensis
Location
Country  Nigeria
Territory Lagos State
Coordinates 6°27′11″N 3°23′45″E / 6.45306°N 3.39583°E / 6.45306; 3.39583
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins
Suffragans Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode
Map
Lagos State shown in red
Lagos State shown in red
Website
www.archdioceseofLagos.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos {Lagosen(sis) in Latin} is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Lagos in Nigeria.

History[edit]

  • 1860.08.28: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Dahomey from the Apostolic Vicariate of Two Guineas and Senegambia in Gabon
  • 1870.08.24: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Benin Coast
  • 1943.01.12: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Lagos
  • 1950.04.18: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lagos

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lagos.

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan Dioceses[edit]

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