Diocese of

Kongolo

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kongolo / Kongoloën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lubumbashi

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.03.31 – ...):Bishop Oscar Ngoy wa Mpanga, C.S.Sp. (59)Bishop Oscar Ngoy wa Mpanga, C.S.Sp. (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kongolo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Oscar Ngoy wa Mpanga, C.S.Sp. (59)Bishop Oscar Ngoy wa Mpanga, C.S.Sp. (59)
(2007.03.31 – ...)

Bishop of Kongolo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ut fructum afferatis

Born:1964.12.05 (Kyolo, Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1992.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:2007.06.09

Bishop of Kongolo (Congo-Kinshasa) (2007.03.31 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Kalemie–Kirungu (Congo-Kinshasa) (2010.09.15 – 2015.03.31)

Bishop Jérôme Nday Kanyangu Lukundwe
(1971.01.16 – 2007.03.31)

Born:1929 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1962.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:1971.05.30
Died:2011.06.13 († 81)

Bishop of Kongolo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1971.01.16 – 2007.03.31)

Bishop Gustave Joseph Bouve, C.S.Sp.
(1959.11.10 – 1970.09.01)

Born:1902.02.26 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1928.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1950.08.24
Died:1989.09.08 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1950.05.31 – 1951.03.08)

Titular Bishop of Cremna (1950.05.31 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Kongolo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1951.03.08 – 1959.11.10)

Bishop of Kongolo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1970.09.01)

Titular Bishop of Zama minor (1970.09.01 – 1971.03.04)

Vicars Apostolic of Kongolo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gustave Joseph Bouve, C.S.Sp.
(1951.03.08 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gustave Joseph Bouve, C.S.Sp.
(1950.05.31 – 1951.03.08)

(see above)

Bishop Giorgio Giuseppe Haezaert, C.S.Sp.
(1935.06.18 – 1949)

Born:1883.06.28 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1912.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1935.11.30
Died:1957.09.29 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1931.02.19 – 1935.06.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1935.06.18 – 1949)

Titular Bishop of Pertusa (1935.06.18 – 1957.09.29)

Prefects Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Roman Rite)

Fr. Giorgio Giuseppe Haezaert, C.S.Sp. (later Bishop)
(1931.02.19 – 1935.06.18)

(see above)

Fr. Luigi Lempereur, C.S.Sp.
(1922 – 1930)

Died:1930

Prefect Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1922 – 1930)

Fr. Emilio Callewaert, C.S.Sp.
(1912 – 1922)

Died:1922

Prefect Apostolic of Northern Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1912 – 1922)

Special Churches

Kamina (↙), Kabinda (←), Kindu (↖), Kasongo (↑), Kalemie–Kirungu (↘), Manono (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 44,200 km²

Population: 301,000 Catholics (18.1% of 1,666,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 18 parishes

Personnel: 81 priests (78 diocesan, 3 religious), 62 religious (5 brothers, 57 sisters), 59 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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