Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kisangani

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kisangani (Latin: Kisanganien(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • August 3, 1904: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Stanley Falls from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • March 10, 1908: Promoted as the Apostolic Vicariate of Stanley Falls
  • March 10, 1949: Renamed as the Apostolic Vicariate of Stanley-ville
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Stanley-ville
  • May 30, 1966: Renamed as the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisangani

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Rosaire in Kisangani.

Leadership[edit]

  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Kisangani (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa (since 28 November 2008)
    • Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1 September 1988 – 6 December 2007); promoted to Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa and Primate of the DRC; named Cardinal
    • Archbishop Augustin Fataki Alueke (26 September 1967 - 1 September 1988)
    • Archbishop Nicolas Kinsch, S.C.I. (10 November 1959 - 26 September 1967)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Stanley-ville (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Nicolas Kinsch, S.C.I. (7 May 1958-10 November 1959)
    • Bishop Camille Verfaillie, S.C.I. (1 February 1934 – 1958)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Stanley Falls (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Émile-Gabriel Grison, S.C.I. (3 August 1904 - 28 March 1933)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 0°30′35″N 25°11′12″E / 0.5096°N 25.1866°E / 0.5096; 25.1866