Diocese of

Franceville

Gabon Gabon

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Franceville / Francopolitan(us) in Gabone (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Libreville

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.07.25 – ...):Bishop Ephrem Ndjoni (51)Bishop Ephrem Ndjoni (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Franceville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ephrem Ndjoni (51)Bishop Ephrem Ndjoni (51)
(2022.07.25 – ...)

Bishop of Franceville (Gabon)

Fides per caritatem operatur

Born:1973.02.11 (Moanda, Gabon)
Ordained Priest:2003.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:2022.10.22

Priest of Franceville (Gabon) (2003.07.06 – 2022.07.25)

Bishop of Franceville (Gabon) (2022.07.25 – ...)

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba (57)Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba (57)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.03.12 – 2022.07.25)

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba (57)Bishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba (57) (later Archbishop)
(2017.11.04 – 2020.03.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Libreville (Gabon)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon

Serviteur pour l’Amour de Jésus

Born:1966.04.18 (Libreville, Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1998.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:2018.01.13

Priest of Libreville (Gabon) (1998.07.19 – 2017.11.04)

Bishop of Franceville (Gabon) (2017.11.04 – 2020.03.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Franceville (Gabon) (2020.03.12 – 2022.07.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Libreville (Gabon) (2020.03.12 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon (2022.11.04 – ...)

Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone, S.D.B. (82)Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone, S.D.B. (82)
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.04.04 – 2017.11.04)

Bishop Timothée Modibo-Nzockena
(1996.11.08 – 2016.03.24)

Born:1950.01.01 (Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1980.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1997.01.11
Died:2016.03.24 († 66)

Bishop of Franceville (Gabon) (1996.11.08 – 2016.03.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon (2005.07 – 2014.07.11)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central Africa Region (2008.07 – 2014.07)

Bishop Félicien-Patrice Makouaka
(1974.10.05 – 1996.11.08)

Born:1922 (Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1954.10.10
Consecrated Bishop:1975.01.12
Died:2000.02.07 († 77)

Bishop of Franceville (Gabon) (1974.10.05 – 1996.11.08)

President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon (1981 – 1989)

Special Churches

Dolisie (↙), Mouila (←), Makokou (↑), Owando (↗), Gamboma (→), Nkayi (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 61,927 km²

Population: 109,000 Catholics (29.0% of 376,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 17 parishes, 105 missions

Personnel: 30 priests (14 diocesan, 16 religious), 44 religious (16 brothers, 28 sisters), 12 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.02.20

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