Roman Catholic Diocese of Laghouat

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Diocese of Laghouat
Dioecesis Laghuatensis
Diocèse de Laghouat.PNG
Map of the Diocese of Laghouat (Shown in yellow encompassing all of southern Algeria)
Location
Country Algeria
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Metropolitan Laghouat
Statistics
Area 2,107,780 km2 (813,820 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,883,035
2,000 (.1%)
Information
Rite Roman
Established July 19, 1901 (1901-07-19)
Secular priests 16
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Claude Jean Narcisse Rault, M. Afr.
Bishop of Laghouat
Website
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Laghouat (Latin: Dioecesis Laghuatensis) is a diocese located in the city of Laghouat in Algeria, and exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See.

History[edit]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

  • Bishops of Laghouat (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Georges-Louis Mercier, M. Afr. (1948.06.10 – 1955.09.14)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Georges-Louis Mercier, M. Afr. (1941 – 1948.06.10)
    • Fr. Gustave-Jean-Marie Nouet, M. Afr. (1921.01.10 – 1941)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Ghardaïa (Roman rite)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 32°29′00″N 3°40′00″E / 32.4833°N 3.6667°E / 32.4833; 3.6667