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Roman Catholic Diocese of Berbérati


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Berbérati Latin: Berberatensis is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui, both in the Central African Republic However it remains under the authority of the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Its episcopal see is the cathedral in Berbérati, in the Mambéré-Kadéï Prefecture southwest, formerly Haute-Sangha The city also has the former cathedral dedicated to Saint Anna

Contents

  • 1 Statistics
  • 2 History
  • 3 Ordinaries
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links and sources

Statistics

As per 2014, it pastorally served 214,000 Catholics 483% of 443,000 total on 44,000 km² in 16 parishes and 7 missions, with 30 priests 24 diocesan, 6 religious, 34 lay religious 10 brothers, 24 sisters and 33 seminarians

History

  • Established on May 28, 1940 as Apostolic Prefecture of Berbérati, on territories split off from the Apostolic Vicariate of Foumban also in Cameroon and the Apostolic Vicariate of Oubangui Chari now Central African Republic Lost territory 19470109 to establish the then Apostolic Prefecture of Fort-Lamy in Chad
  • Promoted on March 13, 1952 as Apostolic Vicariate of Berbérati, hence entitled to a titular bishop
  • September 14, 1955: Promoted as Diocese of Berbérati
  • Lost territories on 19590209 to establish the Apostolic Prefecture of Bossangoa
    and on 19780227 to establish the Diocese of Bouar

Ordinaries

all Roman rite; so far all members of missionary congregations

Apostolic Prefect of Berbérati
  • Father Pietro Alcantara da Habas, Capuchin Franciscans OFM Cap 19410328 – death 1952
Apostolic Vicar of Berbérati
  • Alphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, OFM Cap 19540410 – 19550914 see below, Titular Bishop of Risinium 19540410 – 19550914, French
Suffragan Bishops of Berbérati
  • Alphonse-Célestin-Basile Baud, OFM Cap see above 19550914 – retired 19790602, died 1981, French
  • Jérôme-Michel-Francis Martin, OFM Cap 19871003 – retired 19910617, died 2009, French
  • Agostino Giuseppe Delfino, OFM Cap 19910617 – retired 20100617, Italian
  • Dennis Kofi Agbenyadzi, Society of African Missions SMA 20120514 - , first native Ordinary

See also

  • Roman Catholicism in the Central African Republic

References

External links and sources

  • GCatholicorg

Coordinates: 4°15′18″N 15°47′19″E / 42550°N 157886°E / 42550; 157886


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