Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Cathedral, Kisantu

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Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs
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Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Cathedral[1] (French: Cathédrale Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs) or just Kisantu Cathedral[2] is a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church and is located in the town of Kisantu[3] 120 kilometers south of Kinshasa, the capital of the African country of Democratic Republic of Congo.

The building Tuscan-inspired was built between 1926 and 1936 and previously worked there the old mission of Belgian Jesuits in Lower Congo established in 1893.[4] Now the temple follows the Roman or Latin rite and serves as the headquarters diocese of Kisantu (Dioecesis Kisantuensis) which was created in 1959 by Pope John XXIII with the bull Cum parvulum.

In 2011 he finished his last restoration. It is one of the main attractions of the city along with the Botanical Garden of Kisantu.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cathedral of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Kisantu
  2. ^ Les Missions catholiques (in French). 1938-01-01.
  3. ^ Cinq cents ans d'évangelisation et de rencontre de cultures en pays Kongo, 1491-1991: actes du Congrès de Kisantu, 21-28 juillet 1991 (in French). Edition du Centre Pastoral de Kisantu. 1996-01-01.
  4. ^ Collectif; Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2015-06-02). Congo RDC 2015 (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs) (in French). Petit Futé. ISBN 9782746987203.