Roman Catholic Diocese of Isiro–Niangara

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Diocese of Isiro–Niangara
Dioecesis Isirensis-Niangaraensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Kisangani
Statistics
Area 60,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,475,128
1,038,778 (70.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Julien Andavo Mbia
Map showing the position of Isiro

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Isiro–Niangara (Latin: Isiren(sis) – Niangaraën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of IsiroNiangara in the Ecclesiastical province of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • December 18, 1911: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Eastern Uélé from the Apostolic Prefecture of Uélé
  • May 6, 1924: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Eastern Uélé
  • December 14, 1926: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Niangara
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Niangara
  • March 23, 1970: Renamed as Diocese of Isiro – Niangara

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