Timothée Modibo-Nzockena (January 1, 1950 – March 24, 2016) was a Roman Catholic bishop.
Ordained to the priesthood in 1980, Modibo-Mzockena was appointed bishop in 1997 of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Franceville, Gabon. He served as bishop until his death.
Modes of transport in Gabon include rail, road, water, and air. The one rail link, the Trans-Gabon Railway, connects the port of Owendo with the inland town of Franceville. Most but not all of the country is connected to the road network, much of which is unpaved, and which centres on seven "national routes" identified as N1 to N7. The largest seaports are Port-Gentil and the newer Owendo, and 1,600 km of inland waterways are navigable. There are three international airports, eight other paved airports, and over 40 with unpaved runways. Nearly 300 km of pipelines carry petroleum products, mainly crude oil.
Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon. Occupying 65 square kilometres (25 sq mi) in the northwestern province of Estuaire, Libreville is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea. As of the 2013 census, its population was 703,904.
Jean-Jérôme Adam was the French Roman Catholic archbishop of Libreville, Gabon, and an accomplished linguist who studied several of the languages of Gabon.
Franceville is one of the four largest cities in Gabon, with a population of 110,568 at the 2013 census. It lies on the River Mpassa and at the end of the Trans-Gabon Railway and the N3 road. It grew from a village named Masuku when Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza chose it to resettle former slaves and renamed it Francheville in 1880. The city later came to be called Franceville.
The Catholic Church in Gabon is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. It is endowed with the right to elect its own clergy, except archbishops.
A suffragan diocese is one of the dioceses other than the metropolitan archdiocese that constitute an ecclesiastical province. It exists in some Christian denominations, in particular the Catholic Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, and the Romanian Orthodox Church.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Libreville is the Metropolitan See of the Latin Ecclesiastical province covering all Gabon.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Benin City in Nigeria.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Franceville is a diocese located in the city of Franceville in the Ecclesiastical province of Libreville in Gabon.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mouila is a diocese located in the city of Mouila in the Ecclesiastical province of Libreville in Gabon.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oyem is a diocese located in the city of Oyem in the Ecclesiastical province of Libreville in Gabon.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Port-Gentil is a diocese located in the city of Port-Gentil in the Ecclesiastical province of Libreville in Gabon.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kankan is a Latin Rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Conakry, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total2017 Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament was scheduled to be hosted by Libya, until CAF rescinded its hosting rights in August 2014 due to ongoing war in the country. The tournament was instead hosted by Gabon. This event was also part of the Africa Cup of Nations 60th Anniversary.
The local assembly of bishops is the Episcopal Conference of Gabon . The ECG is a member of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Region of Central Africa and Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
The Apostolic Vicariate of Makokou is the last Roman Catholic missionary jurisdiction in Gabon, Equatorial Africa, hence exempt, i.e. directly under authority of the Holy See and its Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
Gratiana was an ancient city and bishopric in Roman Africa, which remains a latin catholic titular see.