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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Bangui

Central African Republic Central African Republic

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 38,342 km²

Population: 524,785 Catholics (42.3% of 1,240,405 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Alindao, Bambari, Bangassou, Berbérati, Bossangoa, Bouar, Kaga–Bandoro, Mbaïki

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 26 parishes, 117 priests (33 diocesan, 84 religious), 263 lay religious (107 brothers, 156 sisters), 27 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2012.05.14 – ...):Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (51)Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (51)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle

President of Central African Episcopal Conference

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bangui (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (51)Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (51)Permalink
(2012.05.14 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle
Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic)
President of Central African Episcopal Conference

Ad imaginem Dei creavit illum

Born:1967.03.14 (Central African Republic)
Ordained Priest:1998.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:2012.07.28
Created Cardinal:2016.11.19

Apostolic Administrator of Bangui (Central African Republic) (2009.05.26 – 2012.05.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) (2012.05.14 – ...)

President of Central African Episcopal Conference (2013.07 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle (2016.11.19 [2016.12.18] – ...)

Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (51)Fr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (51) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.05.26 – 2012.05.14)

Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo (64)Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo (64)Permalink
(2003.07.26 – 2009.05.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangui (Central African Republic)
President emeritus of Central African Episcopal Conference

Paix / Siriri

Born:1954.06.30 (Central African Republic)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1995.10.29

Bishop of Bossangoa (Central African Republic) (1995.06.10 – 2003.07.26)

President of Central African Episcopal Conference (1997 – 2005)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) (2003.07.26 – 2009.05.26)

President of Central African Episcopal Conference (2008.02 – 2009.05.26)

Archbishop Joachim N’Dayen (83)Archbishop Joachim N’Dayen (83)Permalink
(1970.09.16 – 2003.07.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangui (Central African Republic)

A du fini na siriri

Born:1934.12.22 (Central African Republic)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.05

Titular Archbishop of Culusi (1968.09.05 – 1970.09.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) (1968.09.05 – 1970.09.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Bambari (Central African Republic) (1970 – 1978)

President of Central African Episcopal Conference (1970 – 1997)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) (1970.09.16 – 2003.07.26)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central Africa Region (1989 – 1994)

Archbishop Joseph Cucherousset, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1955.09.14 – 1970.09.16)

Born:1907.10.10 (France)
Ordained Priest:1938.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1948.07.25
Died:1970.09.16 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Stratonicea in Caria (1948.04.09 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Bangui (Central African Republic) (1948.04.09 – 1955.09.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) (1955.09.14 – 1970.09.16)

Vicars Apostolic of Bangui (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Cucherousset, C.S.Sp. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1948.04.09 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Bishop Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1940.05.28 – 1947.08.04)

Born:1885.01.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1912.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1938.01.18
Died:1947.08.04 († 62)

Prefect Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Central African Republic) (1928.05.02 – 1937.12.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Central African Republic) (1937.12.02 – 1940.05.28)

Titular Bishop of Fornos major (1937.12.02 – 1947.08.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Bangui (Central African Republic) (1940.05.28 – 1947.08.04)

Vicars Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1937.12.02 – 1940.05.28)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Roman Rite)

Fr. Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1928.05.02 – 1937.12.02)

(see above)

Fr. Giovanni Calloch, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1915 – 1927)

Died:1927

Prefect Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Central African Republic) (1915 – 1927)

Fr. Pietro Cotel, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1909 – 1915)

Died:1915

Prefect Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Central African Republic) (1909 – 1915)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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