Catholic Church in Algeria

Map of Algerian dioceses

The Catholic Church in Algeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.


The country is divided into four Latin dioceses, including one archdiocese.

Ecclesiastical province of Alger
Exempt diocese

During French colonial rule, the Catholic population of Algeria peaked at over one million, but most of these left following Algeria's independence in 1962. There are now about 45,000 Catholics residing in the country.[1]

See also


  1. Deeb, Mary Jane. "Religious minorities" Algeria (Country Study). Federal Research Division, Library of Congress; Helen Chapan Metz, ed. December 1993. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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