Catholic Church


Republic of Niger (Niger)


Also known as: Níger (español, Português), le Niger (français), Niger (Deutsch, Italiano, polski, latine), 尼日爾 (正體中文), ニジェール (日本語)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Niamey

Neighbouring Countries: Benin Benin, ← Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, ← Mali Mali, ↖ Algeria Algeria, ↑ Libya Libya, → Chad Chad, ↓ Nigeria Nigeria

By Type (3)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (1)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (2)

By Rite

Roman Rite (2): Maradi, Niamey

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

Apostolic Nunciature: Niger Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty (53)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques de Burkina Faso et du Niger Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré (57)

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


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Cathedrals Cathedrals (2)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 29,000 Catholics (0.1% of 24,020,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 28 parishes, 2 other centres

Clergy: 3 bishops (2 diocesan, 1 titular), 60 priests (36 diocesan, 24 religious)

Non-Clergy: 93 religious (3 brothers, 90 sisters), 17 major seminarians, 351 catechists


Area: 1,266,700 km²

Population: 19,245,344

Religions: Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%

Languages: French (official), Hausa, Djerma

Ethnic Groups: Hausa 53.1%, Zarma/Songhai 21.2%, Tuareg 11%, Fulani (Peul) 6.5%, Kanuri 5.9%, Gurma 0.8%, Arab 0.4%, Tubu 0.4%, other/unavailable 0.9%

Motto: Fraternité, Travail, Progrès (French) (Fraternity, Work, Progress)

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