Catholic Church


Republic of Liberia (Liberia)


Also known as: le Liberia (français), le Libéria (français), Liberia (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, latine), Libéria (Português), 利比里亞 (正體中文), リベリア (日本語)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Monrovia

Neighbouring Countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, ↑ Guinea Guinea, → Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire

By Type (4)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (1)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (3)

By Rite

Roman Rite (3): Cape Palmas, Gbarnga, Monrovia

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

Apostolic Nunciature: Liberia Archbishop Walter Erbì (55)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah (57)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (63)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) Bishop Alexis Touabli Youlo (64)


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Cathedrals Cathedrals (3)


Area: 96,320 km²

Population: 4,689,021

Religions: Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4%

Languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence

Ethnic Groups: Kpelle 20.3%, Bassa 13.4%, Grebo 10%, Gio 8%, Mano 7.9%, Kru 6%, Lorma 5.1%, Kissi 4.8%, Gola 4.4%, other 20.1% (2008 Census)

Motto: The love of liberty brought us here (English)

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 111,369 km²

Catholic Population: 350,000 Catholics (7.4% of 4,728,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 59 parishes, 390 mission stations (34 with resident priest, 356 without resident priest), 4 other centres

Clergy: 4 bishops (2 diocesan, 2 titular), 95 priests (68 diocesan, 27 religious)

Non-Clergy: 89 religious (17 brothers, 72 sisters), 44 major seminarians, 20 missionaries, 185 catechists


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Last updated on 2023.11.26

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