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Diocese of

Banjul

Gambia Gambia

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,403 km²

Population: 54,902 Catholics (2.5% of 2,196,060 total) (2018)

Statistics: 20 parishes, 3 missions, 32 priests (17 diocesan, 15 religious), 88 lay religious (29 brothers, 59 sisters), 17 seminarians (2018)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.11.30 – ...):Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (53)Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (53)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Banjul (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (53)Bishop Gabriel Mendy, C.S.Sp. (53)Permalink
(2017.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of Banjul (Gambia)

Born:1967.04.09 (Lamin, 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. (78)Bishop Robert Patrick Ellison, C.S.Sp. (78)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 Joseph Cleary, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1981.01.24 – 2006.02.25)

Born:1925.09.01 (Tulrahan, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1952.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1981.03.25
Died:2020.09.03 (Dublin, Ireland † 95)

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 2020.12.31

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