Diocese of

Kabinda

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kabinda / Kabindaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kananga

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2024.03.19 – ...):Archbishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (53)Archbishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (53)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kabinda (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (53)Archbishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (53)
(Apostolic Administrator 2024.03.19 – ...)

Archbishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (53)Bishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (53) (later Archbishop)
(2020.07.23 – 2024.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa)
Apostolic Administrator of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa)

Cor unum et anima una

Born:1970.09.08 (Kabinda, Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:2001.08.12
Consecrated Bishop:2020.09.27

Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) (2020.07.23 – 2024.03.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa) (2022.12.21 – 2024.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa) (2024.03.19 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) (2024.03.19 – ...)

Bishop Valentin Masengo Nkinda
(1995.11.02 – 2018.10.26)

Totus tuus

Born:1940.12.10 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1969.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.18
Died:2018.10.26 († 77)

Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) (1995.11.02 – 2018.10.26)

Bishop Matthieu Kanyama
(1968.12.16 – 1995.11.02)

Born:1917.10.12 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1946.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2005.10.01 († 87)

Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) (1968.12.16 – 1995.11.02)

Bishop Georges Kettel, C.I.C.M.
(1959.11.10 – 1968.12.16)

Born:1897.05.19 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1921.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1953.06.04
Died:1972.07.16 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Thabraca (1953.03.24 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) (1953.03.24 – 1959.11.10)

Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1968.12.16)

Titular Bishop of Caorle (1968.12.19 – 1972.07.16)

Vicars Apostolic of Kabinda (Roman Rite)

Bishop Georges Kettel, C.I.C.M.
(1953.03.24 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Special Churches

Mbujimayi (←), Kananga (↖), Tshumbe (↑), Kindu (↗), Kongolo (→), Kamina (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 58,625 km²

Population: 738,045 Catholics (51.3% of 1,437,366 total)

Pastoral Centres: 32 parishes

Personnel: 72 priests (68 diocesan, 4 religious), 171 religious (17 brothers, 154 sisters), 62 seminarians

Population

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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