Archdiocese of Libreville

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba leads the Stations of the Cross on 15 February 2024. Credit: Archdiocese of Libreville

Lent “a time to change our mentalities, habits”: Catholic Archbishop in Gabon

Feb 18, 2024

The Lenten Season accords the people of God an opportunity to realize a transformation in their thoughts and day-to-day actions as they reach out to each other with love and compassion and renew their relationship with God, the Archbishop of Gabon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Libreville has said.

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba of Libreville Archdiocese in Gabon. Credit: Libreville Archdiocese

Success of Gabon’s Transition Depends on “involvement of everyone”: Archbishop

Oct 1, 2023

The success of Gabon’s transitional government put in place following the August 30 military  coup  that ousted President Ali Bongo from power will depend on the “involvement of everyone,” the Catholic Archbishop of Libreville has said.

Archbishop Francisco Escalante Molina in procession during the Mass at Our lady of Assumption Cathedral of Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese/ Credit: Archdiocese of Libreville/Facebook

Outgoing Nuncio in Gabon Urges Church to “urgently” Address Divisions amid Tribalism

Jul 11, 2021

The outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in Gabon has called upon the people of God in the Central African nation to “urgently” address the challenge of tribalism that seems to be behind divisions, blocking an authentic “exchange of charisms, faith experiences.”

Fr. Benedict Dieme with Monstrance, Lunette Containing Body of Christ Returned to Rois Mages Parish, Akebe Ville of Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese.

Monstrance, Lunette Containing Body of Christ Returned to Parish Church in Gabon

Sep 15, 2020

The man who desecrated a Parish Church in Gabon, making away with the monstrance and the lunette containing the Body of Christ took them back Tuesday, September 15, the Parish Priest has confirmed.

The Parish of Les Rois Mages, Akebe Ville in the Archdiocese of Libreville desecrated Saturday, September 12.

“Our Parish has been stabbed in the heart”: Parish Priest of Gabon’s Desecrated Church

Sep 14, 2020

The Priest in charge of a parish in Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese has described the September 12 desecration of the Church in which the man involved made away with the monstrance and the lunette as being “stabbed in the heart.”

Archbishop Jean Patrick Iba-ba signing the Bull of nomination, on April 12, 2020, in Libreville. /

Fighting for “a more just and fraternal Gabon” an Ambition of Newly Installed Archbishop

Apr 24, 2020

Fighting for a society that is governed by justice and fraternity is one of the of primary “ambitions” of the recently installed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Libreville in Gabon, Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba.  

Late Sr. Lydie Oyane Nzoughe

Suspect in Murder of a Gabonese Nun Confesses Crime

Mar 26, 2020

A man suspected of physically assaulting, raping and murdering a Gabonese nun whose body was found on Friday, March 20 has confessed his crime, amid a public call for justice for the nun who dedicated her life to the service of the poor in the West African country.