Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Bangui in the Central African Republic.


  • 1909.05.08: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Oubangui Chari from the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper French Congo
  • 1937.12.02: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Oubangui Chari
  • 1940.05.28: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Bangui
  • 1955.09.14: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangui

Special churchesEdit

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Bangui.



  • Prefects Apostolic of Oubangui Chari (Roman rite)
    • Fr. Pietro Cotel, C.S.Sp. 1909–1915
    • Fr. Giovanni Calloch, C.S.Sp. 1915–1927
    • Fr. Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. 1928.05.02 – 1937.12.02; see below
  • Vicars Apostolic of Bangui (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Marcel-Auguste-Marie Grandin, C.S.Sp. 1937.12.02 – 1947.08.04; see above
    • Bishop Joseph Cucherousset, C.S.Sp. 1948.04.09 – 1955.09.14; see below
  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Bangui (Roman rite)

Coadjutor archbishopEdit

Auxiliary bishopEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

See alsoEdit



Coordinates: 4°22′14″N 18°34′47″E / 4.3706°N 18.5797°E / 4.3706; 18.5797