Roman Catholic Diocese of Navrongo–Bolgatanga

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Navrongo–Bolgatanga (Latin: Dioecesis Navrongensis-Bolgatangana) is a diocese located in the cities of Navrongo and Bolgatanga in the Ecclesiastical province of Tamale in Ghana.

Diocese of Navrongo–Bolgatanga

Dioecesis Navrongensis-Bolgatangana
Location
CountryGhana
MetropolitanTamale
Statistics
Area16,602 km2 (6,410 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
1,500,000
200,000 (13.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAlfred Agyenta

HistoryEdit

Apostolic Prefecture of Navrongo and Apostolic Vicariate of Navrongo were predecessors of what is now the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tamale.

  • April 23, 1956: Name restored as Diocese of Navrongo from the Diocese of Keta and the Diocese of Tamale
  • May 30, 1977: Renamed as Diocese of Navrongo–Bolgatanga

Special churchesEdit

Sacred Heart Cathedral and Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Minor Basilica

BishopsEdit

  • Bishop of Navrongo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Gerard Bertrand, M. Afr. (1957.04.12 – 1973.04.13)
  • Bishops of Navrongo–Bolgatanga (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Rudolph A. Akanlu (1973.04.13 – 1994.03.14)
    • Bishop Lucas Abadamloora (1994.03.14 - 2009 12.23)
    • Bishop Alfred Agyenta (2011.04.05 - )

Coadjutor BishopEdit

  • Rudolph A. Akanlu (1972-1973)

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 10°53′03″N 1°04′41″W / 10.8841°N 1.0781°W / 10.8841; -1.0781