Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville
DateAscendingChange
1886.06.04Apostolic Vicariate of Congo français was established (from Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda and Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées)
1890.10.14Apostolic Vicariate of Congo français was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Bas-Congo français (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Haut-Congo français)
1890.10.14Apostolic Vicariate of Haut-Congo français was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Congo français)
1907.04.22Apostolic Vicariate of Bas-Congo français was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Loango
1922.06.14Apostolic Vicariate of Haut-Congo français was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Brazzaville
1949.01.20Apostolic Vicariate of Loango was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Pointe-Noire
1950.12.21Apostolic Vicariate of Fort-Rousset was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Brazzaville)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Brazzaville was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Brazzaville (with suffragan sees Fort-Rousset, Libreville and Pointe-Noire)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Fort-Rousset was promoted as Diocese of Fort-Rousset (became suffragan of Brazzaville)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Pointe-Noire was promoted as Diocese of Pointe-Noire (became suffragan of Brazzaville)
1977.12.03Diocese of Fort-Rousset was renamed as Diocese of Owando
1983.06.06Diocese of Ouesso was established (from Diocese of Owando and became suffragan of Brazzaville)
1983.12.05Diocese of Nkayi was established (from Diocese of Pointe-Noire and became suffragan of Brazzaville)
1987.10.03Diocese of Kinkala was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Brazzaville and became suffragan of Brazzaville)
2000.10.30Apostolic Prefecture of Likouala was established (from Diocese of Ouesso and became suffragan of Brazzaville)
2011.02.11Apostolic Prefecture of Likouala was promoted as Diocese of Impfondo
2013.02.22Diocese of Gamboma was established (from Diocese of Owando and became suffragan of Brazzaville)
2013.05.24Diocese of Dolisie was established (from Diocese of Nkayi and became suffragan of Brazzaville)
2014.01.13Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established
2018.02.28Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation of Ibadan (without ecclesiastical province)
2020.05.30Diocese of Owando was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Owando (with suffragan sees Impfondo and Ouesso)
2020.05.30Diocese of Pointe-Noire was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire (with suffragan sees Dolisie and Nkayi)

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