Catholic Church


Republic of Benin (Benin)


Also known as: Benín (español), le Bénin (français), Benin (Deutsch, Italiano, polski, Português), 貝寧 (正體中文), ベナン (日本語), Beninum (latine)

Formerly: Dahomey

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Porto Novo

Population: 10,160,556

Area: 110,620 km²

Religions: Catholic 27.1%, Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, Protestant 10.4% (Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%), other Christian 5.3%, other 15.5%

Languages: French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)

Motto: Fraternité, Justice, Travail (French) (Fellowship, Justice, Labour)

Neighbouring Countries: Togo Togo, ↑ Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, ↑ Niger Niger, → Nigeria Nigeria

Circumscriptions (10): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (8)

Roman Rite (10): Abomey, Cotonou, Dassa-Zoumé, Djougou, Kandi, Lokossa, N’Dali, Natitingou, Parakou, Porto Novo

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Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (11), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Benin Archbishop Brian Udaigwe (53)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale du Bénin Link Bishop Victor Agbanou (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) LinkLink Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (59)

as of 2018.03.22

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