Roman Catholic Diocese of Matadi

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Diocese of Matadi
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)
1,750,000
665,000 (38.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Daniel Nlandu Mayi

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Matadi (Latin: Matadien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Matadi in the Ecclesiastical province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The present bishop is Daniel Nlandu Mayi (appointed 2010, September 19)

History[edit]

  • July 1, 1911: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Matadi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • July 23, 1930: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Matadi
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Matadi

Leadership[edit]

  • Prefects Apostolic of Matadi (Latin Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Matadi (Latin Rite)
    • Giuseppe Heintz, C.SS.R. (1 Aug 1911 - 1928 )
    • Jean Cuvelier, C.SS.R. (28 Jun 1929 - May 1938 )
  • Bishops of Matadi (Roman rite)
    • Alphonse Marie Van den Bosch, C.SS.R. (14 Jun 1938 - 18 Dec 1965 )
    • Simon N'Zita Wa Ne Malanda (18 Dec 1965 - 8 Mar 1985 )
    • Raphaël Lubaki Nganga (8 Mar 1985 - 26 Mar 1987 )
    • Gabriel Kembo Mamputu (21 Jun 1988 - )
    • Daniel Nlandu Mayi (appointed 2010, September 19)

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