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Diocese of

Nouakchott

Mauritania Mauritania

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,030,700 km²

Population: 4,000 Catholics (0.1% of 3,684,167 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Western Sahara (↑), Laghouat (↗), Mopti (→), Ségou (↘), Kayes (↘), Tambacounda (↘), Saint-Louis du Sénégal (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 6 parishes, 11 priests (5 diocesan, 6 religious), 37 lay religious (8 brothers, 29 sisters) (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1995.07.10 – ...):Bishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr. (72)Bishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr. (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nouakchott (Roman Rite)

Bishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr. (72)Bishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr. (72)Permalink
(1995.07.10 – ...)

Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania)

Born:1945.11.15 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1973.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1995.11.01

Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania) (1995.07.10 – ...)

Bishop Robert Marie Jean Victor de Chevigny, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1973.12.21 – 1995.07.10)

Born:1920.08.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1948.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1974.02.23
Died:2011.06.11 († 90)

Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania) (1973.12.21 – 1995.07.10)

Archbishop Michel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp.Permalink
(1966.01.15 – 1973.12.21)

Born:1911.11.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1938.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.30
Died:1993.01.02 († 81)

Vicar Apostolic of Conakry (Guinea) (1950.03.12 – 1954.07.18)

Titular Bishop of Ægeæ (1950.03.12 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1954.07.18 – 1955.09.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1955.09.14 – 1964.05.02)

Titular Archbishop of Aræ in Mauretania (1964.05.02 – 1966.01.15)

Archbishop-Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania) (1966.01.15 – 1973.12.21)


as of 2018.11.07

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