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Archdiocese of Parakou

Archidioecesis Parakuensis

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  • Pascal N’Koué, Archbishop
  • Fidèle Agbatchi, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 16 October 1997
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Benin
  • Square Kilometers: 9,259 (3,576 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archeveche, B.P. 75, Parakou, Benin
  • Telephone:
  • Fax:

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Parakou
13 May 1948ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey Prefecture Apostolic of Parakou (erected)
10 February 1964Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Parakou Diocese of Natitingou (erected)
Diocese of Parakou
10 February 1964ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Parakou Diocese of Parakou
19 December 1994Territory LostDiocese of Parakou Diocese of Kandi (erected)
Archdiocese of Parakou
16 October 1997ElevatedDiocese of Parakou Archdiocese of Parakou
22 December 1999Territory LostArchdiocese of Parakou Diocese of N’Dali (erected)


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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