Diocese of

Ouesso

Congo-Brazzaville Congo-Brazzaville

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ouesso / Uessitan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owando

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2024.01.06 – ...):Archbishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (51)Archbishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (51)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ouesso (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (51)Archbishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (51)
(Apostolic Administrator 2024.01.06 – ...)

Archbishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (51)Bishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (51) (later Archbishop)
(2021.12.08 – 2024.01.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville)
Apostolic Administrator of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville)

Prædica verbum in patientia

Born:1972.10.26 (Ouesso, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1999.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:2022.02.13

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2021.12.08 – 2024.01.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville) (2023.08.20 – 2024.01.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville) (2024.01.06 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2024.01.06 – ...)

Bishop Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79)Bishop Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79)
(2008.06.14 – 2021.12.08)

Bishop emeritus of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville)

Gratis accepistis gratis date

Born:1944.05.29 (Pont-l’Abbé, France)
Ordained Priest:1972.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:2008.09.07

Apostolic Administrator of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2006.04.22 – 2008.06.14)

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2008.06.14 – 2021.12.08)

Bishop Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79)Fr. Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79) (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.04.22 – 2008.06.14)

Bishop Hervé Itoua (81)Bishop Hervé Itoua (81)
(1983.06.06 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop emeritus of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville)

Là où il est amoreux je serais là

Born:1942 (Otambioko, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1970.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1983.08.28

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (1983.06.06 – 2006.04.22)

Special Churches

Makokou (↙), Oyem (←), Sangmélima (↖), Doumé–Abong’ Mbang (↖), Yokadouma (↑), Impfondo (→), Owando (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 56,800 km²

Population: 25,600 Catholics (20.5% of 125,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 10 parishes, 9 missions

Personnel: 15 priests (13 diocesan, 2 religious), 23 religious (4 brothers, 19 sisters), 21 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.15

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