Roman Catholic Diocese of Ziguinchor

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Diocese of Ziguinchor
Dioecesis Ziguinchorensis
Senegal - Diocesi di Ziguinchor.jpg
Map of the Diocese of Ziguinchor
Location
Country Senegal
Metropolitan Dakar
Statistics
Area 7,339 km2 (2,834 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
562,000
93,750 (16.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Paul Abel Mamba

Senegal - Diocesi di Ziguinchor.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ziguinchor (Latin: Ziguinchoren(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Ziguinchor in the Ecclesiastical province of Dakar in Senegal.

History[edit]

  • April 25, 1939: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Ziguinchor from Apostolic Vicariate of Dakar
  • July 10, 1952: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Ziguinchor
  • September 14, 1955: Promoted as Diocese of Ziguinchor

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral of Ziguinchor
  • The cathedral is Cathédrale Saint Antoine de Padoue in Ziguinchor.

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Ziguinchor (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Prosper Dodds, C.S.Sp. (1952.07.10 – 1955.09.14)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Prosper Dodds, C.S.Sp. (1947.06.13 – 1952.07.10)
    • Fr. Giuseppe Fayec, C.S.Sp. (1939.05.31 – 1947)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 12°35′00″N 16°16′21″W / 12.5833°N 16.2724°W / 12.5833; -16.2724