Roman Catholic Diocese of Basankusu

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Diocese of Basankusu
Dioecesis Basankusuensis
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Mbandaka-Bikoro
Area 70,000 km2 (27,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
230,331 (39.4%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Basankusu (Latin: Basankusuen(sis)) is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Mbandaka-Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa).

The former Basankusu Cathedral

Its cathedral episcopal see is Cathédrale Saints-Pierre-et-Paul (Saints Paul and Peter) in the city of Basankusu.



Children dance during mass at Basankusu Cathedral.

(all Latin Rite, mostly -initially missionary- members of Latin congregations)

Apostolic Prefects of Basankusu
Apostolic Vicars of Basankusu
  • Gerardo Wantenaar, M.H.M., Titular Bishop of Uzalis (1948.07.08 – 1951.12.03) (see above 1948.01.08 – 1951.12.03)
  • Willem van Kester, M.H.M., Titular Bishop of Legia (1952.06.19 – 1959.11.10 see below)
Bishops of Basankusu

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Coordinates: 1°13′13″N 19°48′10″E / 1.2204°N 19.8029°E / 1.2204; 19.8029