Roman Catholic Diocese of Sakania–Kipushi

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Diocese of Sakania–Kipushi
Dioecesis Sakaniensis-Kipushiensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Lubumbashi
Statistics
Area 40,000 km2 (15,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
203,995
109,975 (53.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gaston Kashala Ruwezi, S.D.B.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sakania–Kipushi (Latin: Sakanien(sis) – Kipushien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of SakaniaKipushi in the Ecclesiastical province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

  • May 12, 1925: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Upper Luapula from the Apostolic Prefecture of Katanga
  • November 14, 1939: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Sakania
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Sakania
  • March 5, 1977: Renamed as Diocese of Sakania – Kipushi

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Sakania–Kipushi (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Gaston Kashala Ruwezi, S.D.B. (since 2004.04.07)
    • Bishop Elie Amsini Kiswaya (1977.03.05 – 2001.12.21)
  • Bishops of Sakania (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Elie Amsini Kiswaya (1975.11.20 – 1977.03.05)
    • Bishop Petrus Frans Lehaen, S.D.B. (1959.11.10 – 1973.06.15)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Sakania (Latin Rime)
    • Bishop Petrus Frans Lehaen, S.D.B. (1959.02.12 – 1959.11.10)
    • Bishop René van Heusden, S.D.B. (1947.02.13 – 1958.03.22)
    • Bishop Jose Sak, S.D.B. (1939.11.14 – 1946.03.15)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Upper Luapula (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Jose Sak, S.D.B. (1925.07.14 – 1939.11.14)

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