Roman Catholic Diocese of Cape Palmas

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cape Palmas (Latin: Dioecesis Capitis Palmensis) is a diocese located in the city of Cape Palmas in the Ecclesiastical province of Monrovia in Liberia.

Diocese of Cape Palmas

Dioecesis Capitis Palmensis
Location
Country Liberia
MetropolitanMonrovia
Statistics
Area31,760 km2 (12,260 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
271,000
19,100 (7.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAndrew J. Karnley

HistoryEdit

  • February 2, 1950: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Cape Palmas from the Apostolic Vicariate of Liberia
  • May 7, 1962: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Cape Palmas
  • December 19, 1981: Promoted as Diocese of Cape Palmas

BishopsEdit

  • Prefect Apostolic of Cape Palmas (Roman rite)
    • Father Francis Carroll, S.M.A. (1950.10.27 – 1960.12.20), appointed Vicar Apostolic of Monrovia; future Archbishop
  • Vicars Apostolic of Cape Palmas (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Cape Palmas (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Boniface Nyema Dalieh (1981.12.19 - 2008.10.15); see above
    • Bishop Andrew J. Karnley (since 2011.04.30)

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 4°22′33″N 7°42′46″W / 4.3757°N 7.7128°W / 4.3757; -7.7128