Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lubumbashi

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


Lubumbashi Cathdral
  • 1910.08.05: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Katanga from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • 1932.03.22: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Katanga
  • 1959.11.10: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Elisabethville
  • 1966.05.30: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lubumbashi

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Saints Pierre et Paul in Lubumbashi.


  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Lubumbashi (Latin Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Katanga (Latin Rite)
    • Archbishop José Floriberto Cornelis, O.S.B. (1958.11.27 – 1959.11.10)
    • Bishop Jean-Félix de Hemptinne, O.S.B. (1910.08.06 – 1958.02.06)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 11°39′57″S 27°28′47″E / 11.6657°S 27.4798°E / -11.6657; 27.4798