Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan

St. Paul's Cathedral in Abidjan.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan (Latin: Abidianen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire.

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History

  • June 28, 1895: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Costa d'Avorio from the Apostolic Prefecture of Gold Coast in Ghana
  • November 17, 1911: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Costa d'Avorio
  • April 9, 1940: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Abidjan
  • September 14, 1955: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Abidjan

Special churches

The seat of the archbishop is St. Paul's Cathedral in Abidjan.

Leadership

  • Prefects Apostolic of Ivory Coast (Latin Rite)
    • Jules-Joseph Moury, S.M.A. (18 January 1910 – 17 January 1911)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Ivory Coast (Latin Rite)
    • Jules-Joseph Moury, S.M.A. (17 January 1911 – 29 March 1935)
    • François Person, S.M.A. (9 December 1935 – 8 July 1938)
    • Jean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. (15 March 1939 – 9 April 1940)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Abidjan (Latin Rite)
    • Jean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. (9 April 1940 – 14 September 1955)
  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Abidjan (Latin Rite)
    • Jean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A. (1955.09.14 – 1959.06.10)
    • Bernard Yago (1960.04.05 – 1994.12.19)
    • Bernard Agré (1994.12.19 – 2006.05.02)
    • Jean-Pierre Kutwa since 2006.05.02

Suffragan Dioceses

See also

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