Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville Congo-Brazzaville

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Brazzaville / Brazzapolitan(us) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Gamboma, Kinkala

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2021.11.21 – ...):Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou (59)Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou (59)

President of Episcopal Conference of Congo

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Brazzaville (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou (59)Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou (59)
(2021.11.21 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville)
President of Episcopal Conference of Congo

Confirma fratres tuos

Born:1964.10.16 (Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1993.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:2013.08.25

Priest of Kinkala (Congo-Brazzaville) (1993.08.29 – 2013.05.24)

Bishop of Dolisie (Congo-Brazzaville) (2013.05.24 – 2020.04.18)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (2020.04.18 – 2021.11.21)

Apostolic Administrator of Dolisie (Congo-Brazzaville) (2020.04.18 – 2022.05.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (2021.11.21 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (2022.05.01 – ...)

Archbishop Anatole Milandou (77)Archbishop Anatole Milandou (77)
(2001.01.23 – 2021.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville)

Ministrare non ministrari

Born:1946.03.18 (Nsamouna, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1974.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1983.08.28

Priest of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1974.06.23 – 1983.07.22)

Titular Bishop of Capra (1983.07.22 – 1987.10.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1983.07.22 – 1987.10.03)

Bishop of Kinkala (Congo-Brazzaville) (1987.10.03 – 2001.01.23)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central Africa Region (1997 – 2000)

President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (1997 – 2003)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (2001.01.23 – 2021.11.21)

Archbishop Barthélémy Batantu
(1978.11.15 – 2001.01.23)

Scio enim cui credidi

Born:1925.07.14 (Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1959.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1979.02.11
Died:2004.04.26 († 78)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1978.11.15 – 2001.01.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (1986 – 1993)

Cardinal Emile Biayenda
(1971.06.14 – 1977.03.23)

In verbo tuo laxabo rete

Born:1927 (Mfinkabitoungou, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1958.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1970.05.17
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1977.03.23 (Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville † 49)

Priest of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1958.10.26 – 1970.03.07)

Titular Archbishop of Garba (1970.03.07 – 1971.06.14)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1970.03.07 – 1971.06.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (1971 – 1977)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1971.06.14 – 1977.03.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco in Agro Laurentino (1973.03.05 – 1977.03.23)

Assassinated.

Archbishop Théophile Mbemba
(1964.05.23 – 1971.06.14)

Esto mater propitia

Born:1917.05.06
Ordained Priest:1946.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1962.02.11
Died:1971.06.14 († 54)

Titular Archbishop of Tubia (1961.11.11 – 1964.05.23)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1961.11.11 – 1964.05.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1964.05.23 – 1971.06.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (1970 – 1971.06.14)

Archbishop Michel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp.
(1955.09.14 – 1964.05.02)

Born:1911.11.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1938.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.30
Died:1993.01.02 († 81)

Vicar Apostolic of Conakry (Guinea) (1950.03.12 – 1954.07.18)

Titular Bishop of Ægeæ (1950.03.12 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1954.07.18 – 1955.09.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1955.09.14 – 1964.05.02)

Titular Archbishop of Aræ in Mauretania (1964.05.02 – 1966.01.15)

Archbishop-Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania) (1966.01.15 – 1973.12.21)

Vicars Apostolic of Brazzaville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michel-Jules-Joseph-Marie Bernard, C.S.Sp. (later Archbishop)
(1954.07.18 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Bishop Paul Joseph Biéchy, C.S.Sp.
(1936.01.27 – 1954)

Born:1887.06.27 (France)
Ordained Priest:1912.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1936.06.04
Died:1960.07.08 († 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1936.01.27 – 1954)

Titular Bishop of Thelepte (1936.01.27 – 1960.07.08)

Bishop Firmin-Jules Guichard, C.S.Sp.
(1922.06.12 – 1936.01.27)

Born:1884.11.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1910.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1922.11.12
Died:1936.04.27 († 51)

Vicar Apostolic of Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville) (1922.06.12 – 1936.01.27)

Titular Bishop of Tadamata (1922.06.12 – 1936.04.27)

Vicars Apostolic of Haut-Congo français (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Philippe-Prosper Augouard, C.S.Sp.
(1890.10.14 – 1921.10.03)

Born:1852.09.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1876.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1890.11.23
Died:1921.10.03 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Sinis (1890.10.14 – 1915.11.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Haut-Congo français (Congo-Brazzaville) (1890.10.14 – 1921.10.03)

Titular Archbishop of Cassiope (1915.11.30 – 1921.10.03)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Kinkala (←), Gamboma (↑), Inongo (↗), Kinshasa (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 14,450 km²

Population: 747,650 Catholics (51.9% of 1,440,990 total)

Pastoral Centres: 53 parishes, 10 missions

Personnel: 215 priests (138 diocesan, 77 religious), 461 religious (187 brothers, 274 sisters), 82 seminarians

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