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Diocese of Mopti

Dioecesis Moptiensis

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  • Jean-Baptiste Tiama, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 29 September 1964
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bamako
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Mali
  • Square Kilometers: 896,384 (346,228 Square Miles)
  • Description: Gao, Timbuktu and Mopti (except the Circle of Djenné)
  • Mailing Address: Évêché, B.P. 45, Mopti, Rep. du Mali

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Gao
9 June 1942ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Bamako
Vicariate Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou (Parts in Algeria)
Prefecture Apostolic of Gao (erected) (San and Tougan, Gourma-Rharous and Gao, of Goundam (upto 20th parallel line) and of Issaber or NiafounJcé, and Tombouctou (upto 20th parallel line), and Mopti)
12 June 1947Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Gao (Mopti, San, and Tougan along with Nouna) Prefecture Apostolic of Nouna (erected)
6 March 1953Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Nouna (Mopti, Dienne, Bandiagara (except Bai), and Douentza) Prefecture Apostolic of Gao
10 April 1962Territory AddedDiocese of Nouna (Canton of Bai or Baye) Prefecture Apostolic of Gao
29 September 1964Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Gao (Djenné)
Mission "Sui Iuris" of San
Diocese of Ségou (Parts of Ke-Macina)
Diocese of San
Diocese of Mopti
29 September 1964ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Gao Diocese of Mopti
4 April 1978Territory AddedDiocese of Ségou (Cercle de Tenenkou in Malia) Diocese of Mopti


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Gao
Diocese of Mopti

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Prefecture Apostolic of Gao
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 34, Page 330, and Page 331
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 45, Page 563
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 54, Page 473
  • Diocese of Mopti
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 57, Page 437, to Page 439
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 70, Page 301


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