Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brazzaville
|Archdiocese of Brazzaville
|Country||Republic of the Congo|
|Area||14,450 km2 (5,580 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Established||4 June 1886 (127 years ago)|
On 4 June 1886, Pope Leo XIII established the Apostolic Vicariate of French Congo from the Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda in Angola and the Apostolic Vicariate of Two Guineas in Gabon. It was renamed as the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper French Congo on 14 October 1890, and again on 14 June 1922 as the Apostolic Vicariate of Brazzaville. It lost territory in 1950 when the Apostolic Vicariate of Fort-Rousset was established. Pope Pius XII promoted the vicariate to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Brazzaville on 14 September 1955. It lost territory again in 1987 when the Diocese of Kinkala was established.
The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur in Brazzaville, founded in 1887 by Monseigneur Augouard.
- Vicars Apostolic of French Congo
- Vicars Apostolic of Upper French Congo (Roman rite)
- Philippe-Prosper Augouard, C.S.Sp. 1890.10.14 – 1921.10.03
- Vicars Apostolic of Brazzaville
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Brazzaville
- Roman Catholicism in the Republic of the Congo
- List of Roman Catholic dioceses in the Republic of the Congo
- Maria Petringa, Brazza, A Life for Africa, Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006, ISBN 978-1-4259-1198-0