Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat

Cristóbal López Romero Morocco St. Peter's Cathedral, Rabat
Archdiocese of Rabat

Archidioecesis Rabatensis

Archidiocèse de Rabat
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Location
CountryMorocco
TerritoryRabat, northern Morocco
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
28,860,000
21,000 (.1%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established14 September 1955
CathedralSt. Peter's Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopCristóbal López Romero S.D.B.
Vicar GeneralDaniel Nourissat
Bishops emeritusVincent Landel, S.C.I.
Map
Archidiócesis de Rabat.svg
Website
www.dioceserabat.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat (Latin: Archidioecesis Rabatensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Morocco. It was erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Rabat on July 2, 1923 by Pope Pius XI, and promoted to the rank of an archdiocese by Pope Pius XII on September 14, 1955.

The archdiocese's mother church and seat of its archbishop is St. Peter's. Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. was appointed as the Archbishop of Rabat on December 29, 2017.

Bishops

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Rabat

  1. Victor Colomban Dreyer, O.F.M Cap. (1923–1927), appointed Vicar Apostolic of Canale di Suez {Suez Canal}, Egypt
  2. Henri Vielle, O.F.M. (1927–1946)
  3. Louis Lefèbvre, O.F.M. (1947–1955 see below)

Archbishops of Rabat

  1. Louis Lefèbvre, O.F.M. (see above 1955–1968)
  2. Jean Chabbert, O.F.M. (1968–1982), appointed Archbishop (personal title) of Perpignan-Elne, France
  3. Hubert Michon (1983–2001)
  4. Vincent Landel, S.C.I. (2001–2017)
  5. Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (2017– present ) (Cardinal in 2019)

Coadjutor Archbishops

Auxiliary Bishop

See also

External links

Coordinates: 34°02′00″N 6°50′00″W / 34.0333°N 6.8333°W / 34.0333; -6.8333