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Diocese of Abengourou

Dioecesis Abenguruensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Gbaya Boniface Ziri, Bishop
  • Bruno Kouamé, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 13 September 1963
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bouaké
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire
  • Square Kilometers: 18,214 (7,035 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, B.P. 92, Abengourou, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Telephone: 35.913.078
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
13 September 1963ErectedArchdiocese of Abidjan
Diocese of Bouaké
Diocese of Katiola
Diocese of Abengourou (erected)
3 July 1987Territory LostDiocese of Abengourou Diocese of Bondoukou (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
196960,649421,66114.4%23232,63623114ap1971
198094,000634,00014.8%1224362,611284517ap1981
1990100,360542,00018.5%1013234,363172411ap1991
1997200,000700,00028.6%291306,66643213ap2000
2000209,621500,00041.9%261277,76343113ap2002
2001213,536500,00042.7%26268,21233213ap2002
2002217,000500,00043.4%30307,23332813ap2003
2003219,500500,00043.9%36366,09722813ap2004
2004210,200500,00042.0%44444,77722714ap2005
2005235,000600,00039.2%452475,00052517ap2006
2006295,000600,50049.1%49496,02031720ap2007
2011333,000690,00048.3%56565,94633133ap2012
2012480,4121,248,67638.5%63637,62533537ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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