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Archdiocese of Niamey

Archidioecesis Niameyensis

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  • Djalwana Laurent Lompo, Archbishop
  • Michel Christian Cartatéguy, S.M.A., Archbishop Emeritus
  • Guy Armand Romano, C.SS.R., Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 25 June 2007
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Niger
  • Square Kilometers: 200,000 (77,250 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archevêché, B.P. 10270, Niamey, Niger
  • Telephone:

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Niamey
28 April 1942ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Dahomey
Vicariate Apostolic of Foumban
Prefecture Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara
Prefecture Apostolic of Jos
Prefecture Apostolic of Kaduna
Vicariate Apostolic of Khartoum
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
Prefecture Apostolic of Niamey (erected)
13 May 1948Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey Prefecture Apostolic of Parakou (erected)
12 February 1959Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey Prefecture Apostolic of Fada N’Gourma (erected)
Diocese of Niamey
21 March 1961ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey Diocese of Niamey
13 March 2001Territory LostDiocese of Niamey Diocese of Maradi (erected)
Archdiocese of Niamey
25 June 2007ElevatedDiocese of Niamey Archdiocese of Niamey


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Niamey
Diocese of Niamey
Archdiocese of Niamey

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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