Diocese of

Kwito-Bié

Angola Angola

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kwito-Bié / Kuito / Kvitobien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Huambo

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Conceição (December 5)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2024.03.28 – ...):Bishop Vicente Sanombo (59)Bishop-elect Vicente Sanombo (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kwito-Bié (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vicente Sanombo (59)Bishop-elect Vicente Sanombo (59)
(2024.03.28 – ...)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola)

Born:1964.10.23 (Cangenge, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1992.11.06
Consecrated Bishop:2024.06.23

Priest of Huambo (Angola) (1992.11.06 – 2024.03.28)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (2024.03.28 – ...)

Bishop José Nambi
(1997.01.15 – 2022.10.31)

Fé e solidão

Born:1949.06.05 (Londijimbo-Quinjemje, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1996.03.17
Died:2022.10.31 (Cuito, Angola † 73)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1995.12.15 – 1997.01.15)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1997.01.15 – 2022.10.31)

Bishop Pedro Luís António
(1979.06.15 – 1997.01.15)

Born:1921.01.13 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1952.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1979.07.29
Died:2014.07.25 († 93)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1979.06.15 – 1997.01.15)

Bishop Manuel António Pires
(1979.05.16 – 1979.06.15)

Born:1915.03.27 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1939.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1955.06.29
Died:1999.04.03 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Alia (1955.03.07 – 1958.09.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Silva Porto (Angola) (1955.03.07 – 1958.09.23)

Bishop of Silva Porto (Angola) (1958.09.23 – 1979.05.16)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1979.05.16 – 1979.06.15)

Bishops of Silva Porto (Roman Rite)

Bishop Manuel António Pires
(1958.09.23 – 1979.05.16)

(see above)

Bishop Antonio Ildefonse dos Santos Silva, O.S.B.
(1941.11.03 – 1958.08.17)

Born:1893.11.08 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1917.10.14
Consecrated Bishop:1942.07.26
Died:1958.08.17 († 64)

Bishop of Silva Porto (Angola) (1941.11.03 – 1958.08.17)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Huambo (←), Sumbe (↖), Malanje (↑), Saurimo (↗), Luena (→), Menongue (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 73,025 km²

Population: 1,047,500 Catholics (62.3% of 1,680,690 total)

Pastoral Centres: 20 parishes

Personnel: 54 priests (42 diocesan, 12 religious), 132 religious (42 brothers, 90 sisters), 35 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.16

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