Diocese of

Tshumbe

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Tshumbe / Tshumbeen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kananga

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.06.11 – ...):Bishop Vincent Tshomba Shamba Kotsho (61)Bishop Vincent Tshomba Shamba Kotsho (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tshumbe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vincent Tshomba Shamba Kotsho (61)Bishop Vincent Tshomba Shamba Kotsho (61)
(2022.06.11 – ...)

Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1963.01.22 (Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1990.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:2020.10.10

Priest of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa) (1990.08.01 – 2020.06.29)

Titular Bishop of Œscus (2020.06.29 – 2022.06.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa) (2020.06.29 – 2022.06.11)

Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (2022.06.11 – ...)

Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola (79)Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola (79)
(1997.05.20 – 2022.06.11)

Bishop emeritus of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1944.07.03 (Lushimapenge, Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1972.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1997.11.09

Priest of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1972.08.20 – 1997.05.20)

Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1997.05.20 – 2022.06.11)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (2002 – 2007.07)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo (2008 – 2016.06.24)

Bishop Albert Tshomba Yungu
(1968.04.09 – 1995.07.22)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1928.08.12 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1968.09.15
Died:1997.01.09 († 68)

Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1968.04.09 – 1995.07.22)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo (1975 – 1979)

Bishop Joseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P.
(1959.11.10 – 1968.04.09)

Crucifixus salvet

Born:1894.04.15 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1921.01.02
Consecrated Bishop:1947.05.01
Died:1976.04.20 († 82)

Prefect Apostolic of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1936 – 1947.03.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1947.03.13 – 1959.11.10)

Titular Bishop of Caffa (1947.03.23 – 1959.11.10)

Bishop of Tshumbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1968.04.09)

Titular Bishop of Sicca Veneria (1968.04.09 – 1976.04.20)

Vicars Apostolic of Tshumbe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P.
(1947.03.13 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Tshumbe (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Augustin Hagendorens, C.P. (later Bishop)
(1936 – 1947.03.13)

(see above)

Special Churches

Kananga (↙), Mweka (←), Kole (←), Kindu (→), Kabinda (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 60,000 km²

Population: 477,710 Catholics (29.0% of 1,646,300 total)

Pastoral Centres: 23 parishes, 4 missions

Personnel: 913 priests (909 diocesan, 4 religious), 263 religious (27 brothers, 236 sisters), 62 seminarians

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