Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tamale

The Archdiocese of Tamale (Latin: Archidioecesis Tamalensis ) is a location in Ghana Roman Catholic diocese based in Tamale. Mother church of the archdiocese is the Cathedral of Our Lady Of Annunciation in Tamale.


Forerunner of today's archdiocese was the Prefecture Apostolic of Navrongo, which on January 11, 1926 by Pope Pius XI. was built with territorial concessions from the Apostolic Vicariate of Ouagadougou; first prefect was Oscar Morin MAFR. 1934, the Prefecture was raised to the Vicariate. By Pope Pius XII. in 1950 the collection to the diocese Tamale; first Bishop was the Apostolic Vicar Gérard Bertrand MAFR. Pope Paul VI. In 1977, the diocese rose to an archbishopric; first archbishop was Peter Poreku Dery.

It Navrongo - Bolgatanga, the suffragan (1956 ), Wa ( 1959), Damongo (1995) and Yendi (1999) were built.


  • Oscar Morin MAFR, Prefect 1927-1934, Episcopal Vicar 1934-1947
  • Gérard Bertrand MAFR, episcopal vicar from 1948 to 1950, Bishop 1950-1957
  • Gabriel Champagne MAFR, Bishop 1957-1972
  • Peter Poreku Dery, bishop from 1974 to 1977, archbishop from 1977 to 1994, Cardinal from 2006
  • Gregory Ebolawola Kpiebaya, Archbishop of Tamale from 1994 to 2009
  • Philip Naameh, Archbishop since 2010