Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast

The Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast (Latin: a Litore Aureo) is the Metropolitan See for the ecclesiastical province of Cape Coast in Ghana. The Archdiocese has been generous in supplying priests for underserved areas of the United States; for example, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas in the Victoria, Texas area, 16 of the 64 priests are from Ghana- many have been incardinated into (became part of the official body of priest clergy) the diocese and have become U.S. citizens, serving as pastors of church parishes.

The archbishop's office

HistoryEdit

  • 27 September 1879: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Gold Coast from the Apostolic Vicariate of Two Guineas in Gabon
  • 25 May 1901: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast
  • 18 April 1950: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cape Coast

Special churchesEdit

The seat of the archbishop is St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast.

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

  • Vicars Apostolic of Gold Coast
    • Maximilien Albert, S.M.A. (1895-1903)
    • Isidore Klaus, S.M.A. (1904-1905)
    • François-Ignace Hummel, S.M.A. (1906-1924)
    • Ernest Hauger, S.M.A. (1925-1932)
  • Archbishops of Cape Coast

Auxiliary BishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

Suffragan DiocesesEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 5°06′23″N 1°14′41″W / 5.1065°N 1.2446°W / 5.1065; -1.2446