Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Huambo

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Archdiocese of Huambo
Archidioecesis Huambensis
Location
Country Angola
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
2,530,000
1,552,000 (61.3%)
Parishes 43
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 9 September 1940
(As Diocese of Nova Lisboa)
3 February 1977
(As Archdiocese of Huambo)
Cathedral Marian Cathedral of the Conception of Our Lady
Secular priests 75 (2013)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop José de Queirós Alves, C.SS.R.

The Archdiocese of Huambo (Latin: Archidioecesis Huambensis) is a Latin Metropolitan archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in western Angola.

The cathedral see of the archbishop is the Marian Cathedral of the Conception of Our Lady (Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Conceição), in Huambo.

By 2013, the archdiocese had approximately 1.5 million Roman Catholics and 75 diocesan priests.[1]

History[edit]

On 9 September 1940, the Diocese of Nova Lisboa was established on assembled territories split off from the Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda and mission sui iuris of Cunene, mainly to serve the growing European population in what was then the colony of Portuguese Angola.

As time went on, it shed territory due to the creation of other dioceses :

On 3 February 1977, the Diocese of Nova Lisboa was promoted and renamed the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Huambo. In June 1992, it enjoyed a Papal visit from Pope John Paul II.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) † = deceased

Suffragan Bishops of Nova Lisboa[edit]

Metropolitan Archbishops of Huambo[edit]

Priests of the Archdiocese who became bishops[edit]

Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's archbishopric and the following suffragan sees :

Demographics[edit]

Statistics[1]
Year Population Priests Permanent

Deacons

Religious Parishes
Catholics Total % Diocesan Religious Total

Priests

Catholics per Priest Male Female
1950 394,621 1,284,668 30.7 13 102 115 3,431 - 114 98 37
1966 754,765 1,327,913 56.8 69 97 166 4,546 - 145 185 59
1970 880,000 1,670,000 52.7 86 79 165 5,333 - 136 204 29
1980 767,000 1,330,000 57.7 27 22 49 15,653 - 60 56 34
1990 1,088,004 1,750,000 62.2 30 23 53 20,528 - 102 134 55
1999 1,000,000 2,890,000 34.6 27 22 49 20,408 - 209 165 42
2000 1,290,000 2,336,211 55.2 32 21 53 24,339 - 174 156 20
2001 1,170,00 2,072,586 56.5 39 23 62 18,870 - 132 152 20
2002 1,119,590 2,012,180 55.6 41 26 67 16,710 - 114 158 20
2003 1,056,000 1,956,000 54.0 43 22 65 16,246 - 130 170 20
2004 1,120,000 1,956,000 57.3 51 20 71 15,774 - 119 173 42
2006 1,278,000 2,083,000 61.4 57 20 77 16,597 - 85 150 42
2013 1,552,000 2,530,000 61.3 74 21 95 16,336 - 99 179 43

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Huambo (Archdiocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 

Source and External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°46′13″S 15°44′23″E / 12.7703°S 15.7396°E / -12.7703; 15.7396