Catholic Church


Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Cote d’Ivoire)

Cote d’Ivoire

Also known as: Elfenbeinküste (Deutsch), Costa de Marfil (español), la Côte d’Ivoire (français), Costa d’Avorio (Italiano), Wybrzeże Kości Słoniowej (polski), Costa do Marfim (Português), 科特迪瓦 (正體中文), コートジボワール (日本語), Litus Eburneum (latine)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Area: 318,003 km²

Population: 24,184,810

Religions: Muslim 42.9%, Catholic 17.2%, Evangelical 11.8%, Methodist 1.7%, other Christian 3.2%, animist 3.6%, other religion 0.5%, none 19.1%

Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken

Ethnic Groups: Akan 28.8%, Voltaique or Gur 16.1%, Northern Mande 14.5%, Kru 8.5%, Southern Mande 6.9%, unspecified 0.9%, non-Ivoirian 42.3%

Motto: Union, Discipline, Travail (French) (Unity, Discipline, Labor)

Neighbouring Countries: Liberia Liberia, ↖ Guinea Guinea, ↑ Mali Mali, ↗ Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, → Ghana Ghana

Jurisdictions (16): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (4), Dioceses Diocese (12)

Roman Rite (15): Abengourou, Abidjan, Agboville, Bondoukou, Bouaké, Daloa, Gagnoa, Grand-Bassam, Katiola, Korhogo, Man, Odienné, San Pedro, Yamoussoukro, Yopougon

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan

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CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa (77)Kutwa (77) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (16), Basilicas Basilicas (1), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Cote d’Ivoire

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Catholiques de Côte d’Ivoire Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo (61)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) Bishop Alexis Touabli Youlo (63)

Last updated on 2023.01.25

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