Catholic Church in Sierra Leone

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The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

There are approximately 175,000 Catholics in Sierra Leone - around 3% of the total population.[1] The country is divided into four dioceses in one ecclesiastical province.


Roman Catholic missionaries were active in the coastal regions of Sierra Leone from the early sixteenth century although only a few people converted to Catholicism.[2]

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  1. ^ Haggett, Peter (2002), Encyclopedia of world geography, Marshall Cavendish, p. 2318, ISBN 0-7614-7306-8 
  2. ^ Osagie, Iyunolu Folayan (2000), The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, University of Georgia Press, p. 55, ISBN 0-8203-2465-5