Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brazzaville

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Archdiocese of Brazzaville
Archidioecesis Brazzapolitanus
Location
Country Republic of the Congo
Ecclesiastical province Brazzaville
Statistics
Area 14,450 km2 (5,580 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
758,000
431,225 (56.9%)
Parishes 40
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4 June 1886 (128 years ago)
Cathedral Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Anatole Milandou

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brazzaville (Latin: Archidioecesis Brazzapolitanus) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

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.[1][2]

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur in Brazzaville, founded in 1887 by Monseigneur Augouard.

Ordinaries[edit]

Suffragan Diocese[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Brazzaville". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Brazzaville". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 

Bibliography[edit]

Coordinates: 4°16′13″S 15°16′26″E / 4.2702°S 15.2739°E / -4.2702; 15.2739