Diocese of

Ziguinchor

Senegal Senegal

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ziguinchor / Ziguinchoren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Dakar

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ziguinchor (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Abel Mamba Diatta (63)Bishop Paul Abel Mamba Diatta (63)
(2012.01.25 – 2021.11.04)

Bishop of Tambacounda (Senegal)
Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau

Rien n’est impossible à Dieu

Born:1960.12.05 (Cabrousse, Senegal)
Ordained Priest:1988.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:2012.04.21

Priest of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1988.04.08 – 2012.01.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (2010 – 2012.01.25)

Bishop of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (2012.01.25 – 2021.11.04)

Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau (2017.11.18 – ...)

Bishop of Tambacounda (Senegal) (2021.11.04 – ...)

Bishop Paul Abel Mamba Diatta (63)Fr. Paul Abel Mamba Diatta (63) (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2010 – 2012.01.25)

Bishop Maixent Coly
(1995.10.23 – 2010.08.24)

Born:1949.09.10 (Senegal)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.30
Consecrated Bishop:1993.12.11
Died:2010.08.24 († 60)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1993.04.05 – 1995.10.23)

Bishop of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1995.10.23 – 2010.08.24)

Bishop Augustin Sagna
(1966.09.29 – 1995.10.23)

Omnia in Christo

Born:1920.10.23 (Senegal)
Ordained Priest:1950.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1967.01.15
Died:2012.12.12 († 92)

Bishop of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1966.09.29 – 1995.10.23)

Bishop Prosper Dodds, C.S.Sp.
(1955.09.14 – 1966.02.15)

Born:1915.02.17 (Senegal)
Ordained Priest:1939.07.23
Consecrated Bishop:1952.10.26
Died:1973.01.12 († 57)

Prefect Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1947.06.13 – 1952.07.10)

Titular Bishop of Bennefa (1952.07.10 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1952.07.10 – 1955.09.14)

Bishop of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1955.09.14 – 1966.02.15)

Bishop of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Senegal) (1966.02.15 – 1973.01.12)

Vicars Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Roman Rite)

Bishop Prosper Dodds, C.S.Sp.
(1952.07.10 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Roman Rite)

Fr. Prosper Dodds, C.S.Sp. (later Bishop)
(1947.06.13 – 1952.07.10)

(see above)

Fr. Giuseppe Fayec, C.S.Sp.
(1939.05.31 – 1947)

Died:1947

Prefect Apostolic of Ziguinchor (Senegal) (1939.05.31 – 1947)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Banjul (↑), Kolda (→), Bissau (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 7,339 km²

Population: 145,700 Catholics (21.7% of 671,450 total)

Pastoral Centres: 31 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 108 priests (97 diocesan, 11 religious), 176 religious (50 brothers, 126 sisters), 23 seminarians

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