Catholic Church


Republic of Guinea (Guinea)


Also known as: Guinea (Deutsch, español, Italiano, latine), la Guinée (français), Gwinea (polski), Guiné (Português), 幾內亞 (正體中文), ギニア (日本語)

Formerly: French Guinea

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Conakry

Area: 245,717 km²

Population: 12,413,867

Religions: Muslim 86.2%, Christian 9.7%, animist/other/none 4.1%

Languages: French (official)

Ethnic Groups: Fulani (Peul) 32.1%, Malinke 29.8%, Susu 19.8%, Guerze 6.2%, Kissi 4.7%, Toma 2.8%, other/no answer 4.6%

Motto: Travail, Justice, Solidarité (French) (Work, Justice, Solidarity)

Neighbouring Countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, ↖ Senegal Senegal, ↗ Mali Mali, → Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire, ↘ Liberia Liberia, ↓ Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Jurisdictions (4): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (1), Dioceses Diocese (3)

Roman Rite (3): Conakry, Kankan, N’Zérékoré

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Robert Sarah (77)Sarah (77) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (3)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Guinea Archbishop Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé (52)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale de la Guinée Bishop Raphaël Balla Guilavogui (58)

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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