- Roman Catholicism in Sierra Leone
The Roman Catholic Church in
Sierra Leoneis part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Popeand curiain Rome.
There are approximately 175,000 Catholics in Sierra Leone - around 3% of the total population. [Citation | last =Haggett
first =Peter | year =2002 | title =Encyclopedia of world geography | publisher =Marshall Cavendish | pages =2318
isbn =0761473068 | accessdate =07/15/2008] The country is divided into three dioceses including one archdiocese.
Roman Catholic missionaries were active in the coastal regions of
Sierra Leonefrom the early sixteenth century although only a few people converted to Catholicism. [Citation | last =Osagie | first =Iyunolu Folayan | year =2000 | title =The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone | publisher =University of Georgia Press | page =55 | isbn =0820324655 | accessdate =07/15/2008]
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