Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences

Also known as: Conférence Episcopale Régionale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (C.E.R.A.O.) (français)

Members: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria
Conférence des Evêques Catholiques de Côte d’Ivoire
Conférence des Evêques de Burkina Faso et du Niger
Conférence des Evêques du Sénégal, de la Mauritanie, du Cap-Vert et de Guinée-Bissau
Conférence Episcopale de la Guinée
Conférence Episcopale du Bénin
Conférence Episcopale du Mali
Conférence Episcopale du Togo
Ghana Bishops’ Conference
Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone (ITCABIC)

Countries: Benin Benin, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia Gambia, Ghana Ghana, Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Liberia Liberia, Mali Mali, Mauritania Mauritania, Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria, Senegal Senegal, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Togo Togo

Address: 28 B.P. 470, Abidjan 28, Cote d’Ivoire


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Present Officials

President (2016.02 – ...):Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (63)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (63)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria)

Vice-President (2016.02 – ...):Bishop José Câmnate na Bissign (68)Bishop José Câmnate na Bissign (68)

Bishop emeritus of Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)

Second Vice-President (2016.02 – ...):Bishop Alexis Touabli Youlo (62)Bishop Alexis Touabli Youlo (62)

Bishop of Agboville (Cote d’Ivoire)

Apostolic Administrator of Yamoussoukro (Cote d’Ivoire)

General Secretary (2016.02 – ...):Fr. Joseph AkaFr. Joseph Aka

Past Officials

as of 2022.01.09

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