Diocese of

Oyem

Gabon Gabon

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Oyem / Oyemen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Libreville

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2000.02.17 – ...):Bishop Jean-Vincent Ondo Eyene (64)Bishop Jean-Vincent Ondo Eyene (64)

President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon

Ordinaries

Bishops of Oyem (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Vincent Ondo Eyene (64)Bishop Jean-Vincent Ondo Eyene (64)
(2000.02.17 – ...)

Bishop of Oyem (Gabon)
President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon

Born:1960.01.22 (Koulamoutou, Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1990.07.01
Consecrated Bishop:2000.05.07

Priest of Franceville (Gabon) (1990.07.01 – 2000.02.17)

Bishop of Oyem (Gabon) (2000.02.17 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon (2014.07.11 – 2022.11.04)

President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon (2022.11.04 – ...)

Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone, S.D.B. (82)Bishop Basile Mvé Engone, S.D.B. (82) (later Archbishop)
(1982.08.23 – 1998.04.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Libreville (Gabon)

Born:1941.05.30 (Nkolmelène, Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1973.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1980.08.24

Coadjutor Bishop of Oyem (Gabon) (1980.04.24 – 1982.08.23)

Bishop of Oyem (Gabon) (1982.08.23 – 1998.04.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Gabon (1989 – 2005)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central Africa Region (1994 – 1997)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Libreville (Gabon) (1998.04.03 – 2020.03.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Franceville (Gabon) (2016.04.04 – 2017.11.04)

Bishop François Ndong
(1969.05.29 – 1982.08.23)

Born:1906 (Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1961.07.02
Died:1989.11.18 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Raphanea (1960.11.15 – 1969.05.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Libreville (Gabon) (1960.11.15 – 1969.05.29)

Bishop of Oyem (Gabon) (1969.05.29 – 1982.08.23)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Libreville (↙), Evinayong (↙), Mongomo (←), Ebebiyín (↖), Ebolowa (↖), Sangmélima (↗), Ouesso (→), Makokou (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 38,465 km²

Population: 176,630 Catholics (98.3% of 179,740 total)

Pastoral Centres: 13 parishes, 4 missions

Personnel: 42 priests (diocesan), 12 religious (2 brothers, 10 sisters), 17 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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