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Archdiocese of Dakar

Archidioecesis Dakarensis

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  • Benjamin Ndiaye, Archbishop
  • Théodore-Adrien Sarr, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 14 September 1955
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Senegal
  • Square Kilometers: 4,803 (1,855 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archeveche, B.P. 1908, Avenue Jean XXIII, Dakar, Senegal
  • Telephone: 33.889.06.00
  • Fax: 33.823.48.75

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Senegambia
6 February 1863SplitVicariate Apostolic of Two Guineas and Senegambia {Guinea Superiore e Inferiore e di Sierra Leone} Vicariate Apostolic of Senegambia
Vicariate Apostolic of Two Guineas {Des Deux Guinées}
18 October 1897Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Senegambia
Vicariate Apostolic of Sierra Leone
Prefecture Apostolic of Guinea Francese (erected)
6 May 1931Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Senegambia Mission "Sui Iuris" of Gambia (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Dakar
27 January 1936Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Senegambia Vicariate Apostolic of Dakar
25 April 1939Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Dakar Prefecture Apostolic of Ziguinchor (erected)
Archdiocese of Dakar
14 September 1955ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Dakar Archdiocese of Dakar
21 January 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of Dakar
Diocese of Ziguinchor
Prefecture Apostolic of Kaolack (erected)
6 February 1969Territory LostArchdiocese of Dakar Diocese of Thiès (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Dakar
Archdiocese of Dakar

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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