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Diocese of

Bissau

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bissau / Bissagen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Ziguinchor (↖), Kolda (↗), Bafatá (→)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.12.10 – ...):Bishop José Lampra Cà (59)Bishop José Lampra (59)

Second Vice-President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bissau (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Lampra Cà (59)Bishop José Lampra (59)
(2021.12.10 – ...)

Bishop of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
Second Vice-President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa

Procurai em primeiro lugar o reino de Deus e a sua justiça

Born:1964.01.05 (Blom, Guinea-Bissau)
Ordained Priest:1997.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:2011.11.12

Titular Bishop of Leptiminus (2011.05.13 – 2021.12.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) (2011.05.13 – 2021.12.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) (2020.07.11 – 2021.12.10)

Bishop of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) (2021.12.10 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (2022.05.05 – ...)

Bishop José Lampra Cà (59)Bishop José Lampra (59)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.07.11 – 2021.12.10)

Bishop José Câmnate na Bissign (69)Bishop José Câmnate na Bissign (69)
(1999.10.15 – 2020.07.11)

Bishop emeritus of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)

Born:1953.05.28 (Mansoa, Guinea-Bissau)
Ordained Priest:1982.12.31
Consecrated Bishop:2000.02.12

Bishop of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) (1999.10.15 – 2020.07.11)

Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau (2014.12.02 – 2017.11.18)

Vice-President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (2016.02 – 2022.05.05)

President of Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau (2017.11.18 – 2020.11.15)

Bishop Settimio Arturo Ferrazzetta, O.F.M.
(1977.03.21 – 1999.01.26)

Born:1924.12.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1951.07.01
Consecrated Bishop:1977.06.19
Died:1999.01.26 († 74)

Bishop of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) (1977.03.21 – 1999.01.26)

Prefects Apostolic of Guinea-Bissau (Roman Rite)

Fr. Amândio Domingues Neto, O.F.M.
(1966.04.04 – 1977)

Died:2004.01.23

Prefect Apostolic of Guinea-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) (1966.04.04 – 1977)

Prefects Apostolic of Portuguese Guinea (Roman Rite)

Fr. João Ferreira, O.F.M.
(1963.01.25 – 1965)

Died:1965

Prefect Apostolic of Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) (1963.01.25 – 1965)

Fr. Martinho da Silva Carvalhosa, O.F.M.
(1955.04.29 – 1963)

Died:1963

Ecclesiastical Superior of Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) (1953 – 1955.04.29)

Prefect Apostolic of Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) (1955.04.29 – 1963)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Portuguese Guinea (Roman Rite)

Fr. Martinho da Silva Carvalhosa, O.F.M.
(1953 – 1955.04.29)

(see above)

Fr. Giuseppe Ribeiro de Magalhaes, O.F.M.
(1941.06.20 – 1953)

Died:1953

Ecclesiastical Superior of Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) (1941.06.20 – 1953)

Former Prelates

Statistics

Area: 11,495 km²

Population: 178,820 Catholics (15.7% of 1,140,400 total) (2020)

Statistics: 28 parishes, 1 mission, 71 priests (15 diocesan, 56 religious), 224 lay religious (81 brothers, 143 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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