Diocese of

Sokodé

Togo Togo

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sokodé / Sokoden(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lomé

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.01.03 – ...):Bishop Célestin-Marie Bawilima Gaoua (67)Bishop Célestin-Marie Bawilima Gaoua (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sokodé (Roman Rite)

Bishop Célestin-Marie Bawilima Gaoua (67)Bishop Célestin-Marie Bawilima Gaoua (67)
(2016.01.03 – ...)

Bishop of Sokodé (Togo)

Ad misericordiæ servitium

Born:1957.04.06 (Wahala, Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1986.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:2016.03.05

Priest of Kara (Togo) (1986.12.27 – 2016.01.03)

Bishop of Sokodé (Togo) (2016.01.03 – ...)

Bishop Ambroise Kotamba Djoliba
(1993.04.05 – 2016.01.03)

Born:1938 (Siou, Togo)
Ordained Priest:1966.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1993.08.07
Died:2024.03.15 (Togo † 85)

Priest of Sokodé (Togo) (1966.04.11 – 1993.04.05)

Bishop of Sokodé (Togo) (1993.04.05 – 2016.01.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Togo (2006 – 2012.06.21)

Bishop Chrétien Matawo Bakpessi
(1965.08.09 – 1992.04.27)

Born:1924 (Togo)
Ordained Priest:1952.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1965.12.05
Died:1992.04.27 († 67)

Bishop of Sokodé (Togo) (1965.08.09 – 1992.04.27)

Bishop Jérôme-Théodore Lingenheim, S.M.A.
(1955.09.14 – 1964.11.18)

Born:1906.11.09 (France)
Ordained Priest:1932.01.03
Consecrated Bishop:1956.10.28
Died:1985.05.03 († 78)

Prefect Apostolic of Sokodé (Togo) (1946.06.07 – 1955.09.14)

Bishop of Sokodé (Togo) (1955.09.14 – 1964.11.18)

Titular Bishop of Thunudruma (1964.11.18 – 1985.05.03)

Prefects Apostolic of Sokodé (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jérôme-Théodore Lingenheim, S.M.A. (later Bishop)
(1946.06.07 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Fr. Joseph-Paul Strebler, S.M.A. (later Archbishop)
(1937.05 – 1945.11.08)

Born:1892.09.12 (France)
Ordained Priest:1921.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1946.06.29
Died:1984.03.12 († 91)

Prefect Apostolic of Sokodé (Togo) (1937.05 – 1945.11.08)

Titular Bishop of Curubis (1945.11.08 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Lomé (Togo) (1945.11.08 – 1955.09.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lomé (Togo) (1955.09.14 – 1961.06.16)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis in Epiro (1961.06.16 – 1971.06.11)

Special Churches

Jasikan (↙), Yendi (↖), Kara (↑), Djougou (↗), Dassa-Zoumé (↘), Atakpamé (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 12,610 km²

Population: 201,508 Catholics (12.0% of 1,681,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 22 parishes, 87 missions

Personnel: 66 priests (51 diocesan, 15 religious), 127 religious (28 brothers, 99 sisters), 28 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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