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Archdiocese of Ouagadougou

Archidioecesis Uagaduguensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 14 September 1955
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Burkina Faso
  • Square Kilometers: 9,601 (3,708 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: 01 B.P. 1472, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
  • Telephone: 30.67.04
  • Fax: 30.72.75

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
2 July 1921SplitVicariate Apostolic of Sahara of French Sudan {Sahara nel Sudan Francese} Vicariate Apostolic of Bamako
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
11 January 1926Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou Prefecture Apostolic of Navrongo (erected)
15 December 1927Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bamako
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
Prefecture Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso (erected)
28 April 1942Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Dahomey
Vicariate Apostolic of Foumban
Prefecture Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara
Prefecture Apostolic of Jos
Prefecture Apostolic of Kaduna
Vicariate Apostolic of Khartoum
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
Prefecture Apostolic of Niamey (erected)
9 June 1942Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bamako
Vicariate Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
Prefecture Apostolic of Gao (erected)
12 June 1947Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou Prefecture Apostolic of Ouahigouya (erected)
Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
14 September 1955ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
20 February 1956Territory LostArchdiocese of Ouagadougou Diocese of Koupéla (erected)
26 June 1969Territory LostDiocese of Koupéla
Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
Diocese of Kaya (erected)
2 January 1997Territory LostDiocese of Koupéla
Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
Diocese of Manga (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Ouagadougou
195022,870980,2152.3%1243554155609ap1951
Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
197066,7671,127,3325.9%36407687810415115ap1971
1978132,457929,48414.3%4438821,6158218315ap1981
1990241,7161,444,04616.7%5939982,46611321517ap1991
1999327,7581,532,95021.4%87481352,42716831516ap2000
2000418,4821,588,63726.3%69481173,57616526315ap2001
2001357,8321,649,82021.7%88541422,51919838315ap2002
2002378,4981,946,82019.4%97501472,574116737717ap2003
2003392,9831,946,82020.2%97551522,58528442317ap2004
2004442,1621,946,82022.7%103641672,64730045117ap2005

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


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