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Archdiocese of N’Djaména

Archidioecesis Ndiamenana

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  • Edmond Djitangar, Archbishop
  • Charles Louis Joseph Vandame, S.J., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 15 October 1973
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Chad
  • Square Kilometers: 654,452 (252,782 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archevêché, B.P. 456, N'Djamena, Tchad
  • Telephone: 2251.74.44
  • Fax: 2252.50.51

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy
9 January 1947ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Berbérati
Vicariate Apostolic of Foumban
Vicariate Apostolic of Khartoum
Prefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy (erected)
17 May 1951Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy
Prefecture Apostolic of Garoua
Prefecture Apostolic of Moundou (erected)
Diocese of Fort-Lamy
14 September 1955ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy Diocese of Fort-Lamy
22 December 1961Territory LostDiocese of Fort-Lamy Diocese of Fort-Archambault (erected)
Archdiocese of Fort-Lamy
22 December 1961ElevatedDiocese of Fort-Lamy Archdiocese of Fort-Lamy
Archdiocese of N’Djaména
15 October 1973Name ChangedArchdiocese of Fort-Lamy Archdiocese of N’Djaména
1 December 2001Territory LostArchdiocese of N’Djaména
Diocese of Sarh
Prefecture Apostolic of Mongo (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Fort-Lamy
Diocese of Fort-Lamy
Archdiocese of Fort-Lamy
Archdiocese of N’Djaména

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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