Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lomé

The Sacred Heart Cathedral[1] (French: Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Lomé)[2] It is the mother of the Archdiocese of Lome (since September 14, 1955), one of the seven Catholic church districts of the African Republic of Togo.[3][4] Built in just over a year (April 1901 to September 1902) by the German colonial authorities, then it became one of the iconic buildings of the new capital of Togo.

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Lomé
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Country Togo
DenominationRoman Catholic Church


The first Catholic missionaries settled in Lomé in 1892. On September 21, 1902, in a solemn ceremony presided over by Bishop Albert, apostolic vicar of Côte-de-l'Or performed the consecration of the new sanctuary, which became one of symbols of urban landscape full expansion of the capital of Togo. On August 9, 1985, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in the cathedral.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Lomé, Togo
  2. ^ Guide Lome plan: 1/10 000. Agence KEOPS et Associès. 2001-01-01.
  3. ^ Collectif; Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2010-12-08). Togo 2011-12 (in French). Petit Futé. ISBN 274693597X.
  4. ^ Futé, Petit (2014-11-19). Petit Futé Togo (in French). Petit Futé. ISBN 9782746978591.

Coordinates: 6°07′30″N 1°13′35″E / 6.1249°N 1.2263°E / 6.1249; 1.2263