Diocese of

Viana

Angola Angola

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Viana / Viananen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Luanda

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.02.11 – ...):Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo (60)Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Viana (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo (60)Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo (60)
(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 Joaquim Ferreira Lopes, O.F.M. Cap. (74)Bishop Joaquim Ferreira Lopes, O.F.M. Cap. (74)
(2007.06.06 – 2019.02.11)

Bishop emeritus of Viana (Angola)

Timorem Domini docebo vos

Born:1949.10.13 (Santo Tirso, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2002.02.03

Bishop of Dundo (Angola) (2001.11.09 – 2007.06.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Dundo (Angola) (2007.06.06 – 2008.10.06)

Bishop of Viana (Angola) (2007.06.06 – 2019.02.11)

Special Churches

Luanda (←), Caxito (↗), Sumbe (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 18,462 km²

Population: 126,120 Catholics (4.1% of 3,097,910 total)

Pastoral Centres: 25 parishes, 8 missions

Personnel: 92 priests (31 diocesan, 61 religious), 382 religious (269 brothers, 113 sisters), 63 seminarians

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