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


  • 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.



  • 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


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