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Diocese of Katiola

Dioecesis Katiolaensis

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  • Ignace Bessi Dogbo, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 14 September 1955
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Korhogo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire
  • Square Kilometers: 32,835 (12,682 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, B.P. 110, Katiola, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Telephone:
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Korhogo
17 November 1911ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio Prefecture Apostolic of Korhogo (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Katiola
15 May 1952ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Korhogo Vicariate Apostolic of Katiola
Diocese of Katiola
14 September 1955ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Katiola Diocese of Katiola
13 September 1963Territory LostArchdiocese of Abidjan
Diocese of Bouaké
Diocese of Katiola
Diocese of Abengourou (erected)
15 October 1971Territory LostDiocese of Katiola Diocese of Korhogo (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Korhogo
Vicariate Apostolic of Katiola
Diocese of Katiola

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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