Catholic Church


Republic of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone)

Sierra Leone

Also known as: Sierra Leona (español), la Sierra Leone (français), Sierra Leone (Deutsch, Italiano, polski), Serra Leoa (Português), 塞拉利昂 (正體中文), シエラレオネ (日本語), Mons Leoninus (latine)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Freetown

Population: 5,743,725

Area: 71,620 km²

Religions: Muslim 60%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs 30%

Languages: English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)

Motto: Unity, freedom, justice (English)

Neighbouring Countries: Guinea Guinea, → Liberia Liberia

Circumscriptions (4): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (3)

Roman Rite (4): Bo, Freetown, Kenema, Makeni

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (4)

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Apostolic Nunciature: Sierra Leone

Conference of Bishops: Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone (ITCABIC) Link Bishop Charles Allieu Matthew Campbell (57)

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 2018.03.25

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