Roman Catholic Diocese of Kisantu

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Diocese of Kisantu
Dioecesis Kisantuensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Kinshasa
Statistics
Area 31,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
900,500
601,000 (66.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Fidèle Nsielele Zi Mputu

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kisantu (Latin: Kisantuen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kisantu in the Ecclesiastical province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • 1 April, 1931: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Kisantu from the Apostolic Vicariate of Koango
  • 10 November, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Kisantu

Leadership[edit]

  • Vicars Apostolic of Kisantu (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Alphonse Verwimp, S.J. (2 July 1931 – 10 November 1959)
  • Bishops of Kisantu (Latin Rite)
    • Alphonse Verwimp, S.J. (23 June 1931 – 27 October 1960 )
    • Pierre Kimbondo (24 June 1961 – 27 April 1973 )
    • Antoine Mayala ma Mpangu (27 April 1973 – 31 March 1993 )
    • Fidèle Nsielele Zi Mputu (10 June 1994 - )

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