Roman Catholicism in Côte d'Ivoire


Roman Catholicism in Côte d'Ivoire

The Catholic Church in Côte d'Ivoire is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome.

The Catholic Church is the world's largest Christian Church, and its largest religious grouping. There are an estimated 2.8 million baptised Catholics in Côte d'Ivoire, 17% of the population, in 14 Dioceses. There are 800 priests and 1,500 men and women in religious orders.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in Yamoussoukro, is the largest church in the world, larger even than St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.Within Côte d'Ivoire the hierarchy consists of:
*Archbishopric
**Bishopric

*Abidjan
**Agboville
**Grand-Bassam
**Yopougon
*Bouaké
**Abengourou
**Bondoukou
**Yamoussoukro
*Gagnoa
**Daloa
**Man
**San Pedro-en-Côte d'Ivoire
*Korhogo
**Katiola
**Odienné


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