Roman Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Diocese of Butembo-Beni
Dioecesis Butembensis-Benensis
Location
Country the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Bukavu
Statistics
Area 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,463,000
993,000 (67.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni (Latin: Butemben(sis) – Benen(sis)) is a diocese located in the cities of Butembo and Beni in the Ecclesiastical province of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • April 9, 1934: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Beni in Belgian Congo from the Apostolic Vicariate of Stanley Falls
  • February 9, 1938: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Beni in Belgian Congo
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Beni in Congo
  • July 7, 1960: Renamed as Diocese of Beni
  • February 7, 1967: Renamed as Diocese of Butembo-Beni

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Butembo-Beni (Latin Rite)
  • Bishops of Beni (Latin Rite)
  • Bishops of Beni in Congo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Henri Joseph Marius Piérard, A.A. (1959.11.10 – 1960.07.07)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Beni in Belgian Congo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Henri Joseph Marius Piérard, A.A. (1938.02.09 – 1959.11.10)
  • Ecclesiastical Superiors of Beni in Belgian Congo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Henri Joseph Marius Piérard, A.A. (1934 – 1938.02.09)

See also[edit]

Source[edit]