Roman Catholic Diocese of Cayenne

Diocese of Cayenne

Dioecesis Caiennensis

Diocèse de Cayenne
Country French Guiana, France
Ecclesiastical provinceFort-de-France
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Fort-de-France
Area1,780 km2 (690 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
188,000 (72.3%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCayenne Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopAlain Ransay
Metropolitan ArchbishopGilbert Marie Michel Méranville
Bishops emeritusEmmanuel Marie Philippe Louis Lafont
website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cayenne (Latin: Dioecesis Caiennensis; French: Diocèse de Cayenne) (erected 1651, as the Prefecture Apostolic of French Guiana-Cayenne) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Fort-de-France. It was elevated on to the Vicariate Apostolic of French Guiana-Cayenne on 10 January 1933 and to the Diocese of Cayenne on 29 February 1956. The seat of the bishop is in Cayenne Cathedral.


  • Giustino Fabre (1923–1924)
  • Leone Delaval, C.S.Sp. (1925–1932)
  • Pierre-Marie Gourtay, C.S.Sp. (1933–1944)
  • Alfred Aimé Léon Marie, C.S.Sp. (1945–1973)
  • François-Marie Morvan, C.S.Sp. (1973–1998)
  • Louis Albert Joseph Roger Sankalé (1998–2004), appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Nice
  • Emmanuel Lafont (2004–2020)
  • Alain Ransay (2021–present)

See also

External links and references

  • Eglise Catholique De Guyane, Diocese De Cayenne official site
  • "Diocese of Cayenne". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 24 February 2007.

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