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Diocese of

Banjul

Gambia Gambia

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,403 km²

Population: 44,359 Catholics (2.3% of 1,942,688 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kaolack (↑), Tambacounda (→), Kolda (↘), Ziguinchor (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 20 parishes, 5 missions, 34 priests (22 diocesan, 12 religious), 91 lay religious (26 brothers, 65 sisters), 14 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.11.30 – ...):Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (51)Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Banjul (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (51)Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (51)Permalink
(2017.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of Banjul (Gambia)

Born:1967.04.09 (Gambia)
Ordained Priest:1997.11.15
Consecrated Bishop:2018.02.03

Bishop of Banjul (Gambia) (2017.11.30 – ...)

Bishop Robert Patrick Ellison, C.S.Sp. (76)Bishop Robert Patrick Ellison, C.S.Sp. (76)Permalink
(2006.02.25 – 2017.11.30)

Bishop emeritus of Banjul (Gambia)

Born:1942.02.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1969.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:2006.05.13

Bishop of Banjul (Gambia) (2006.02.25 – 2017.11.30)

Bishop Michael J. Cleary, C.S.Sp. (92)Bishop Michael J. Cleary, C.S.Sp. (92)Permalink
(1981.01.24 – 2006.02.25)

Bishop emeritus of Banjul (Gambia)

Born:1925.09.01 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1952.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1981.03.25

Bishop of Banjul (Gambia) (1981.01.24 – 2006.02.25)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (1986 – 1989)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (2003.08 – 2004)

Bishop Michael Joseph Moloney, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1974.05.09 – 1980.11.14)

Born:1912.05.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1937.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1958.05.04
Died:1991.12.31 († 79)

Prefect Apostolic of Bathurst in Gambia (Gambia) (1951 – 1957.06.24)

Bishop of Bathurst in Gambia (Gambia) (1957.06.24 – 1974.05.09)

Bishop of Banjul (Gambia) (1974.05.09 – 1980.11.14)

President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC (1975 – 1977)

Bishops of Bathurst in Gambia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Joseph Moloney, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1957.06.24 – 1974.05.09)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Bathurst in Gambia (Roman Rite)

Fr. Michael Joseph Moloney, C.S.Sp. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1951 – 1957.06.24)

(see above)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Gambia (Roman Rite)

Fr. Matteo Farrelly, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1946.06.07 – 1951)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Gambia (Gambia) (1946.06.07 – 1951)

Fr. Giovanni Meehan, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1931.10.16 – 1946)

Died:1946

Ecclesiastical Superior of Gambia (Gambia) (1931.10.16 – 1946)


as of 2018.07.29

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