Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Parakou

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The Archdiocese of Parakou (Latin: Archidioecesis Parakuensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Parakou in Benin.


  • 1948.05.13: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Parakou from the Apostolic Prefecture of Niamey, Niger
  • 1964.02.10: Promoted as Diocese of Parakou
  • 1997.10.16: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Parakou

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is Cathédrale Saints Pierre et Paul in Parakou.


Ordinaries, in reverse chronological order[edit]

  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Parakou (Roman rite), below
  • Bishop of Parakou (Roman rite), below
    • Bishop Nestor Assogba (1976.04.10 - 1997.10.16); see above

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°20′58″N 2°37′00″E / 9.34944°N 2.61667°E / 9.34944; 2.61667