Sacred Heart Cathedral, Freetown

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Location Freetown
Country  Sierra Leone
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

The Sacred Heart Cathedral[1][2] also simply called Cathedral of Freetown, is the name given to a religious building that is affiliated with the Catholic Church and is located in the Howe street of the town of Freetown,[3] capital and most populous city of the African country of Sierra Leone.[4][5]

Work on its construction began in November 1884 and was dedicated on October 27, 1887.[6]

It is a temple that follows the Roman or Latin rite and functions as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freetown (Archidioecesis liberae Urbis) which was created by Pope Paul VI by bull "Quantum boni". It is one of the four existing Catholic cathedrals in that nation being the other dedicated to the "Immaculate Heart of Mary" in Bo, to "St. Paul" in Kenema and of "Our Lady of Fatima" in Makeni.

It is under the pastoral responsibility of Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles.

See also


  1. Sacred Heart Cathedral in Freetown
  2. BEM, Ezekiel Alfred Coker MR JP (2016-04-06). Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer: The History of the Waning of a Once Progressive West African Country. iUniverse. ISBN 9781491791035.
  3. Zell, Hans M. (1966-01-01). The Freetown Vademecum. Fourah Bay College Bookshop, University College of Sierra Leone.
  4. Sundkler, Bengt; Steed, Christopher (2000-05-04). A History of the Church in Africa. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521583428.
  5. Trillo, Richard (2008-06-16). The Rough Guide to West Africa. Penguin. ISBN 9781405380706.
  6. Anthony, Farid Raymond (1980-01-01). Sawpit Boy. F.R. Anthony.

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