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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Alger

Algeria Algeria

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 54,900 km²

Population: 4,000 Catholics (0.0% of 12,249,800 total) (2020)

Statistics: 9 parishes, 1 mission, 31 priests (9 diocesan, 22 religious), 75 lay religious (27 brothers, 48 sisters), 1 seminarian (2020)

Suffragan Sees: Constantine, Oran

Neighbouring Dioceses: Oran (←), Constantine (→), Laghouat (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Notre-Dame d'Afrique

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: May 19

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History

United Titles


Special Churches

Oran (←), Constantine (→), Laghouat (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2021.12.27 – ...):Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P. (60)Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P. (60)

Apostolic Administrator of Oran (Algeria)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Alger (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P. (60)Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P. (60)Permalink
(2021.12.27 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria)
Apostolic Administrator of Oran (Algeria)

Je veux vivre et donner envie de vivre

Born:1962.03.10 (France)
Ordained Priest:2001.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2013.01.25

Bishop of Oran (Algeria) (2012.12.01 – 2021.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (2021.12.27 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Oran (Algeria) (2021.12.27 – ...)

Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (78)Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (78)Permalink
(2016.12.24 – 2021.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Alger (Algeria)
former President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa

Ta volonté soit faite

Born:1944.05.07 (Saint-Etienne, France)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:2009.02.12

Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) (2008.11.21 – 2016.12.24)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (2015 – 2021.12.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Alger (Algeria) (2015.05.23 – 2016.12.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (2016.12.24 – 2021.12.27)

Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (78)Bishop Paul Desfarges, S.J. (78) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.05.23 – 2016.12.24)

Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader (70)Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader (70)Permalink
(2008.05.24 – 2015.05.23)

Titular Archbishop of Mathara in Numidia
Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic
Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico

Confirma fratres tuos

Born:1951.07.22 (Khirbeh, Jordan)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:2008.07.17

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (2008.05.24 – 2015.05.23)

Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan (2015.05.23 – 2017.08.24)

Titular Archbishop of Mathara in Numidia (2015.05.23 – ...)

Apostolic Nuncio to Dominican Republic (2017.08.24 – ...)

Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico (2017.08.24 – ...)

Archbishop Henri Antoine Marie TeissierPermalink
(1988.04.19 – 2008.05.24)

Justice et paix

Born:1929.07.21 (Lyon, France)
Ordained Priest:1955.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1973.02.02
Died:2020.12.01 (Lyon, France † 91)

Bishop of Oran (Algeria) (1972.11.30 – 1980.12.20)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1980.12.20 – 1988.04.19)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (1983 – 2004)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1988.04.19 – 2008.05.24)

Cardinal Léon-Étienne DuvalPermalink
(1954.02.03 – 1988.04.19)

In caritate omnia

Born:1903.11.09 (Chenex, France)
Ordained Priest:1926.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1947.02.11
Created Cardinal:1965.02.22
Died:1996.05.30 (Algiers, Algeria † 92)

Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) (1946.11.03 – 1954.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1954.02.03 – 1988.04.19)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina (1965.02.25 – 1996.05.30)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (1966 – 1983)

Archbishop Auguste-Fernand LeynaudPermalink
(1917.01.02 – 1953.08.05)

Born:1865.08.26 (France)
Ordained Priest:1888.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1917.03.06
Died:1953.08.05 († 87)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1917.01.02 – 1953.08.05)

Archbishop Barthélemy Clément CombesPermalink
(1909.01.22 – 1917.01.02)

In hoc signo vinces

Born:1839.09.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:1864.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1881.10.09
Died:1922.02.20 († 82)

Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) ([1881.02.17] 1881.05.13 – 1893.06.15)

Archbishop of Carthage (1893.06.15 – 1909.01.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1909.01.22 – 1917.01.02)

Archbishop Fédéric-Henri OuryPermalink
(1898.11.28 – 1907.12.15)

Utrique fidelis

Born:1842.05.03 (France)
Ordained Priest:1865.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1885.06.21
Died:1921.02.06 († 78)

Bishop of Guadeloupe et Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) ([1884.12.31] 1885.03.27 – 1886.06.10)

Bishop of Fréjus (France) ([1886.03.02] 1886.06.10 – 1890.06.26)

Bishop of Dijon (France) ([1890.06.03] 1890.06.26 – 1898.11.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) ([1898.07.08] 1898.11.28 – 1907.12.15)

Titular Archbishop of Ptolemais (1909.04.29 – 1921.02.06)

Archbishop Prosper Auguste DusserrePermalink
(1892.11.26 – 1897.12.30)

Non deerit gratia uno auxilio cœlesti

Born:1833.04.30 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1878.12.15
Died:1897.12.30 († 64)

Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) ([1878.07.31] 1878.09.13 – 1880.02.27)

Titular Archbishop of Damascus (1880.02.27 – 1892.11.26)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) ([1880.02.13] 1880.02.27 – 1892.11.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Constantine (Algeria) (1881.07 – 1892.11.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1892.11.26 – 1897.12.30)

Cardinal Charles-Martial Allemand-LavigeriePermalink
(1867.03.27 – 1892.11.25)

Caritas

Born:1821.10.31 (Saint-Esprit, Huire, France)
Ordained Priest:1849.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1863.03.22
Created Cardinal:1882.03.27
Died:1892.11.25 (Algiers, Algeria † 71)

Bishop of Nancy (France) (1863.03.16 – 1867.03.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) (1867.03.27 – 1892.11.25)

Founder of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) (1868)

Apostolic Administrator of Oran (Algeria) (1875.11.09 – 1876.04.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1881.06.28 – 1884.11.10)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Agnese fuori le mura (1882.07.03 – 1892.11.25)

Archbishop of Carthage (1884.11.10 – 1892.11.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Ghardaïa (Algeria) (1891.03.13 – 1892.11.25)

Archbishop Louis-Antoine-Augustin PavyPermalink
(1846.04.16 – 1866.11.16)

Resurgens nos moritur

Born:1805.03.18 (France)
Ordained Priest:1829.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1846.05.24
Died:1866.11.16 († 61)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Alger (Algeria) ([1846.02.25] 1846.04.16 – 1866.11.16)

Bishops of Alger (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antoine-Louis-Adolphe DupuchPermalink
(1838.09.13 – 1845.12.09)

Ita et nos faciamus

Born:1800.05.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1825.05.27
Consecrated Bishop:1838.10.28
Died:1856.07.11 († 56)

Bishop of Alger (Algeria) ([1838.08.25] 1838.09.13 – 1845.12.09)

Vicars Apostolic of Alger (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Louis Solignac, C.M.Permalink
(1825 – 1827)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1825 – 1827)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1825 – 1827)

Bishop Jean-François Chossat, C.M.Permalink
(1823.03 – 1825.06)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1823.03 – 1825.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1823.03 – 1825.06)

Bishop Jean-Claude Vicherat, C.M.Permalink
(1798 – 1802)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1798 – 1802)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1798 – 1802)

Bishop Jean-Alasia Erat, C.M.Permalink
(1785.01.20 – 1798.04.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1785.01.20 – 1798.04.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1785.01.20 – 1798.04.05)

Bishop Michel Ferrand, C.M.Permalink
(1782.03.20 – 1784.05.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1782.03.20 – 1784.05.02)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1782.03.20 – 1784.05.02)

Bishop Charles Cosson, C.M.Permalink
(1778.10.20 – 1782.02.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1778.10.20 – 1782.02.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1778.10.20 – 1782.02.11)

Bishop Pierre François Viguier, C.M.Permalink
(1773.04 – 1778.05.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1773.04 – 1778.05.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1773.04 – 1778.05.28)

Bishop Charles la Pie de Savigny, C.M.Permalink
(1772 – 1773.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1763.09.05 – 1765.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1772 – 1773.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1772.12.12 – 1773.04)

Bishop Philippe Joseph Le Roy, C.M.Permalink
(1765.04 – 1772)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1765.04 – 1772)

Bishop Charles la Pie de Savigny, C.M.Permalink
(1763.09.05 – 1765.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1763.09.05 – 1765.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1772 – 1773.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Tunis (Tunisia) (1772.12.12 – 1773.04)

Bishop Théodore Groiselle, C.M.Permalink
(1757.11.30 – 1763.09.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1757.11.30 – 1763.09.05)

Bishop Arnoult Bossu, C.M.Permalink
(1746.08.03 – 1757)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1746.08.03 – 1757)

Bishop Adrien Poissant, C.M.Permalink
(1743.07 – 1746.08.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1740.07.22 – 1741.06.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1743.07 – 1746.08.03)

Bishop Charles-Marie-Gabriel Poirier du Burgh, C.M.Permalink
(1741.06 – 1743.07)

Died:1743.07

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1741.06 – 1743.07)

Bishop Adrien Poissant, C.M.Permalink
(1740.07.22 – 1741.06.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1740.07.22 – 1741.06.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1743.07 – 1746.08.03)

Bishop Pierre Favoux, C.M.Permalink
(1737 – 1740.07.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1737 – 1740.07.15)

Bishop Lambert Duchêne, C.M.Permalink
(1705 – 1736.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1705 – 1736.12)

Bishop Yves Laurence, C.M.Permalink
(1693.09 – 1705.03.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1693.09 – 1705.03.11)

Bishop José Gianola, O.SS.T.Permalink
(1690 – 1693)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1690 – 1693)

Bishop Michel de Montmasson, C.M.Permalink
(1685.01.08 – 1688.07.05)

Died:1688.07.05

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1685.01.08 – 1688.07.05)

Bishop Jean le Vacher, C.M.Permalink
(1668.05.23 – 1683.07.29)

Died:1683.07.29

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1668.05.23 – 1683.07.29)

Bishop Benjamin Huguier, C.M.Permalink
(1662 – 1663.04)

Died:1663.04

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1662 – 1663.04)

Bishop Philippe le Vacher, C.M.Permalink
(1651 – 1662.07.17)

Vicar Apostolic of Alger (Algeria) (1651 – 1662.07.17)

Former Prelates


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