Central African Republic 2014

Area: 623,000 sq. km.

Population: est. 5,277,000.
Population Growth Rate: 2.13%

Capital
Bangui (est. 750,000)

Head of State
Catherine Samba-Panza

Independence
13 August 1960

Ethnic Groups
Baya 33%, Banda 27%, 
Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%,
Mboum 7%, Mbaka 4%,
Yakoma 4%, others 2%

Religions
indigenous beliefs 35%,
Protestant 25%,
Catholic 25%,
Muslim 15%

Infant mortality
80 deaths per 1,000 births

Life expectancy: 44.5 years

There are 13 SMA priests working in CAR under the leadership of the Regional Superior:
Fr Grzegorz Kucharski (from Poland)
Maison Régionale SMA
B P 121
Bangui
Central African Republic

+236 7502 6262 or 7550 6880
@   regionrca@yahoo.fr  or  supregrca@gmail.com

There are 8 dioceses and 1 Archdiocese in the Central African Republic, two of them under the leadership of SMA bishops.

SMA Formation Centre (to train seminarians for missionary priesthood in the SMA):
Fr Joseph Tanga-Koti SMA (Superior)
Centre St Pierre Claver
B P 164
Bangui
Central African Republic

Tel: +231 7579 4625
@   tkotij @ yahoo.fr

We have seminarians from CAR studying in different parts of Africa.
 
SMA priests from the Central African Republic:
We have one SMA bishop and nine SMA priests from CAR. Bishop Nestor Nongo-Aziagbia is [bishop of Bossangoa] and four priests are working in CAR, two in Ivory Coast and one each in Benin Republic, DR Congo and France.

SMA priests on mission in CAR come from the following units:
8 members from Bight of Benin District-in-formation [Benin, Nigeria and CAR]
1 member from the Gulf of Guinea District-in-formation [Ivory Coast]
4 members from Polish District-in-formation


Archdiocese of Bangui

Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga CSSp

Former Archbishops:
Most Rev Joachim N’Dayen (1970-2003)
Most Rev Paulin Pomodimo (2003 – 2009)
Archeveque de Bangui
B P 798
Bangui
Tel +236 7504 2029

Parishes where SMAs work:
  – St Charles Lwanga, Begoua – 2 SMA priests
  – St Pierre, Gobongo – 2 SMA priests

Diocese of Berberati

Bishop Dennis Kofi AGBENYADZI, SMA
Eveque de Berberati
s/c Maison Régionale SMA
B P 121
Bangui

@      dkofiagbenyadzi  @  yahoo.com  
Telephone    +236 7502 6262 or 7097 3220

Three teams of two SMA priests each are working in Belemboke, Mabondo and Monassao parishes.

Diocese of Bossangoa

Bishop Nestor Nongo-Aziagbia SMA
Eveque de Bossangoa
s/c Maison Régionale SMA
B P 121
Bangui

@      nestorsma12 @ gmail.com
Telephone   +236 7540 0180   or   72533310