Roman Catholic Diocese of Kole

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Diocese of Kole
Dioecesis Kolensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Kananga
Statistics
Area 66,000 km2 (25,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2002)
280,000
59,000 (21.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vacant

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kole (Latin: Kolen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kole in the Ecclesiastical province of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is coterminous with the Territoires ("counties") of Kole, Dekese and Lomela.

History[edit]

  • June 14, 1951: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Kole from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • September 14, 1967: Promoted as Diocese of Kole
  • October 2007: Bishop Stanislas Lukumwena left Kole under duress due to inter-tribal animosity. As of December 2008, he has not returned.

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