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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Malabo

Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Malabo / Malaboën(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Bata, Ebebiyín, Evinayong, Mongomo

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2015.02.11 – ...):Archbishop Juan Nsue Edjang Mayé (65)Archbishop Juan Nsue Edjang Mayé (65)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Malabo (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Juan Nsue Edjang Mayé (65)Archbishop Juan Nsue Edjang Mayé (65)
(2015.02.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)

Born:1957.11.09 (Mikomeseng-Kie Ntem, Equatorial Guinea)
Ordained Priest:1995.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:2011.05.07

Bishop of Ebebiyín (Equatorial Guinea) (2011.02.19 – 2015.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (2015.02.11 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Equatorial Guinea (2017.01 – 2022.01)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central Africa Region (2017.07.15 – 2022.07.24)

Archbishop Ildefonso Obama Obono (84)Archbishop Ildefonso Obama Obono (84)
(1991.07.09 – 2015.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)

Born:1938.05.06 (Kogo, Equatorial Guinea)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1983.01.06

Apostolic Administrator of Bata (Equatorial Guinea) (1971 – 1975)

Bishop of Ebebiyín (Equatorial Guinea) (1982.10.15 – 1991.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (1991.07.09 – 2015.02.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Equatorial Guinea (2000 – 2016?)

Archbishop Rafael María Nze Abuy, C.M.F.
(1982.10.21 – 1991.07.07)

Born:1926.09.12 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1954.05.02
Consecrated Bishop:1965.12.12
Died:1991.07.07 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Sutunurca (1965.08.09 – 1966.05.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Río Muni (Equatorial Guinea) (1965.08.09 – 1966.05.03)

Bishop of Bata (Equatorial Guinea) (1966.05.03 – 1974.05.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (1980 – 1982.10.21)

Bishop of Bata (Equatorial Guinea) (1980.06.26 – 1982.10.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (1982.10.21 – 1991.07.07)

President of Episcopal Conference of Equatorial Guinea (1983 – 1991.07.07)

Bishops of Malabo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rafael María Nze Abuy, C.M.F. (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1980 – 1982.10.21)

Bishop Vicente Bernikon
(1974.05.09 – 1976.09.14)

Born:1907.12.07 (Equatorial Guinea)
Ordained Priest:1940.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1974.08.25
Died:1976.09.14 († 68)

Apostolic Administrator of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (1971 – 1974.05.09)

Bishop of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (1974.05.09 – 1976.09.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Bata (Equatorial Guinea) (1975 – 1976)

Bishop Francisco Gómez Marijuán, C.M.F.
(1974.04.14 – 1974.05.09)

Born:1906.04.25 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1930.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1958.06.15
Died:1979.01.26 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Sinna (1957.11.14 – 1966.05.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Fernando Poo (Equatorial Guinea) (1957.11.14 – 1966.05.03)

Bishop of Santa Isabel (Equatorial Guinea) (1966.05.03 – 1974.04.14)

Bishop of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (1974.04.14 – 1974.05.09)

Bishops of Santa Isabel (Roman Rite)

Fr. Vicente Bernikon (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1971 – 1974.05.09)

Bishop Francisco Gómez Marijuán, C.M.F.
(1966.05.03 – 1974.04.14)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Fernando Poo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco Gómez Marijuán, C.M.F.
(1957.11.14 – 1966.05.03)

(see above)

Bishop Leoncio Fernández Galilea, C.M.F.
(1935.06.18 – 1957.02.15)

Born:1892.01.13 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1935.09.29
Died:1957.02.15 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Ariassus (1935.06.18 – 1957.02.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Fernando Poo (Equatorial Guinea) (1935.06.18 – 1957.02.15)

Bishop Nicolás Gonzalez Pérez, C.M.F.
(1918.08.24 – 1935.03.23)

Born:1869.02.03 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1893.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1918.11.30
Died:1935.03.23 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Jonopolis (1918.08.24 – 1935.03.23)

Vicar Apostolic of Fernando Poo (Equatorial Guinea) (1918.08.24 – 1935.03.23)

Bishop Pedro Coll Armengol, C.M.F.
(1904.05.12 – 1918.04.21)

Born:1859.01.11 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1904.06.19
Died:1918.04.21 († 59)

Prefect Apostolic of Annobon, Corisco and Fernando Poo Islands (Equatorial Guinea) (1890.08 – 1904.05.12)

Titular Bishop of Thignica (1904.05.12 – 1918.04.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Fernando Poo (Equatorial Guinea) (1904.05.12 – 1918.04.21)

Prefects Apostolic of Annobon, Corisco and Fernando Poo Islands (Roman Rite)

Fr. Pedro Coll Armengol, C.M.F. (later Bishop)
(1890.08 – 1904.05.12)

(see above)

Statistics

Area: 2,034 km²

Population: 275,818 Catholics (81.2% of 339,702 total) (2020)

Statistics: 26 parishes, 23 missions, 50 priests (24 diocesan, 26 religious), 73 lay religious (33 brothers, 40 sisters), 16 seminarians (2020)

History

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Last updated on 2023.02.02

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