Roman Catholic Diocese of Basankusu

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Diocese of Basankusu
Dioecesis Basankusuensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Mbandaka-Bikoro
Statistics
Area 70,000 km2 (27,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
584,000
230,331 (39.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku
The former Basankusu Cathedral, DRC

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Basankusu (Latin: Basankusuen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Basankusu in the Ecclesiastical province of Mbandaka-Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • July 28, 1926: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Basankusu from the Apostolic Vicariate of Nouvelle-Anvers
  • January 8, 1948: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Basankusu
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Basankusu

Leadership[edit]

Children dance during mass at Basankusu Cathedral.
  • Vicars Apostolic of Basankusu (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Willem van Kester, M.H.M. (1952.06.19 – 1959.11.10)
    • Bishop Gerardo Wantenaar, M.H.M. (1948.01.08 – 1951.12.03)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Basankusu (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Gerardo Wantenaar, M.H.M. (1927.02.02 – 1948.01.08)

See also[edit]

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 1°13′13″N 19°48′10″E / 1.2204°N 19.8029°E / 1.2204; 19.8029