Archdiocese of Cotonou

Fr. Théophile Akoha, Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou. Credit: Archdiocese of Cotonou

Catholic Archdiocese in Benin Aims for “ecological conversion” in “Green Church Program”

Jan 16, 2024

Benin’s Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou is aiming to achieve “ecological conversion” through an initiative dubbed “Green Church Program”, an official in the Archdiocese has said. 

Archbishop Roger Houngbédji of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Phoo

Catholic Church in Benin Raises Funds to Support Victims of Post-Election Violence

Aug 24, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Benin has launched an initiative to raise funds to support victims of the post-election violence that left several people killed and many others injured in the West African nation in 2019 and 2021.

Logo of Benin's Archdiocese of Cotonou/ Credit: Archdiocese of Cotonou

Manual to Guide Small Christian Communities in Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese Released

May 29, 2021

The leadership of the Archdiocese of Cotonou in Benin has released a manual to guide the activities of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in its episcopal see.

Archbishop Roger Houngbédji greets Benin's president of the constitutional council Joseph Djogbenou during the prayer service at Our Lady of Mercy Cathedral in Cotonou Archdiocese. / Courtesy Photo

Benin’s Religious Leaders Seek “peace that comes from God” Ahead of Presidential Election

Mar 28, 2021

Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.

Archbishop Roger Houngbédji of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese / Archdiocese of Cotonou

Christian Identity Meaningful in Commitment to Church, Society: Prelate in Benin to Youth

Mar 9, 2021

The importance of young people demonstrating their Christian identity through selfless service to the Church and society has been underscored at a public catechesis, which the Archbishop of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese organized.

Entrance to École Jeunesse Bonheur, a Catholic school of prayer and evangelization located in the Archdiocese of Cotonou in Benin. / Jeunesse Bonheur School

Lay Formation School in Benin Where Youth Spend a Year of Isolation, Spiritual Intimacy

Dec 26, 2020

How about taking a break from your studies or a hectic work schedule to embark on a year of spiritual formation? In Benin, this life of intense spiritual formation is not just reserved for men and women who choose Religious Life. It is open to lay people as well, the founder of the facility has told ACI Africa.