Roman Catholic Diocese of Buta

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Diocese of Buta
Dioecesis Butanus
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Kisangani
Statistics
Area 60,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1995)
259,000
189,850 (73.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Banga Bane

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buta (Latin: Butan(us)) is a diocese located in the city of Buta in the Ecclesiastical province of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • 1898: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Uélé from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • December 18, 1911: Renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Western Uélé
  • April 15, 1924: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Western Uélé
  • March 10, 1926: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Buta
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Buta

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