Diocese of

Uíje

Angola Angola

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Uíje / Uiien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Malanje

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Conceição (December 8)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.02.02 – ...):Bishop Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (54)Bishop Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Uíje (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (54)Bishop Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (54)
(2021.02.02 – ...)

Bishop of Uíje (Angola)

In nomine Jesu Christi

Born:1969.11.22 (Mambandi-Cacula, Angola)
Ordained Priest:2001.11.24
Consecrated Bishop:2021.03.07

Priest of Lubango (Angola) (2001.11.24 – 2021.02.02)

Bishop of Uíje (Angola) (2021.02.02 – ...)

Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo (60)Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo (60)
(2008.02.02 – 2019.02.11)

Bishop of Viana (Angola)

Imitar a Cristo amando servindo

Born:1964.03.05 (Cubal, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1991.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:2007.02.25

Priest of Benguela (Angola) (1991.08.04 – 2006.12.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Uíje (Angola) (2006.12.01 – 2008.02.02)

Bishop of Uíje (Angola) (2008.02.02 – 2019.02.11)

Bishop of Viana (Angola) (2019.02.11 – ...)

Bishop José Francisco Moreira dos Santos, O.F.M. Cap.
(1979.05.16 – 2008.02.02)

In verbo tuo

Born:1928.10.12 (Mata Mourisca, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1952.01.20
Consecrated Bishop:1967.04.30
Died:2023.03.16 (Luanda, Angola † 94)

Bishop of Carmona e São Salvador (Angola) (1967.03.14 – 1979.05.16)

Bishop of Uíje (Angola) (1979.05.16 – 2008.02.02)

Bishops of Carmona e São Salvador (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Francisco Moreira dos Santos, O.F.M. Cap.
(1967.03.14 – 1979.05.16)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Caxito (↙), Mbanza Congo (↖), Kisantu (↑), Popokabaka (↗), Malanje (↘), Ndalatando (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 64,022 km²

Population: 1,437,260 Catholics (62.6% of 2,296,385 total)

Pastoral Centres: 25 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 63 priests (41 diocesan, 22 religious), 97 religious (25 brothers, 72 sisters), 52 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.15

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