Diocese of

Abomey

Benin Benin

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Abomey / Abomeien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cotonou

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.12.20 – ...):Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon (64)Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Abomey (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon (64)Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon (64)
(2007.12.20 – ...)

Bishop of Abomey (Benin)

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Born:1960.01.28 (Cotonou, Benin)
Ordained Priest:1986.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2008.02.03

Priest of Cotonou (Benin) (1986.07.05 – 2007.12.20)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Benin (1999 – 2016.10.26)

Bishop of Abomey (Benin) (2007.12.20 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Benin (2016.10.26 – 2023.05.26)

Bishop René-Marie Ehuzu, C.I.M.
(2002.11.25 – 2007.01.03)

Born:1944.04.12 (Benin)
Ordained Priest:1972.09.30
Consecrated Bishop:2003.01.06
Died:2012.10.17 († 68)

Bishop of Abomey (Benin) (2002.11.25 – 2007.01.03)

Bishop of Porto Novo (Benin) (2007.01.03 – 2012.10.17)

Bishop Lucien Monsi-Agboka
(1963.04.05 – 2002.11.25)

Born:1926.06.03 (Benin)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1963.07.21
Died:2008.04.27 († 81)

Bishop of Abomey (Benin) (1963.04.05 – 2002.11.25)

President of Episcopal Conference of Benin (1991 – 1999)

Special Churches

Lokossa (↙), Atakpamé (↖), Dassa-Zoumé (↑), Porto Novo (↘), Cotonou (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 5,243 km²

Population: 204,000 Catholics (23.9% of 852,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 90 parishes

Personnel: 155 priests (143 diocesan, 12 religious), 122 religious (15 brothers, 107 sisters), 76 seminarians

Population

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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