Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa (Latin: Kinshasan(us)) is the Metropolitan archdiocese of the Ecclesiastical province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Cathedral see of the archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Congo (Cathédrale Notre Dame du Congo) in national capital Kinshasa.

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite, initially missionary members of the Latin Scheutists (C.I.C.M.))

Ecclesiastical superiors of the Mission sui iuris of Belgian Congo

(not available)

Apostolic Vicars of Belgian Congo
  • François Camille Van Ronslé, C.I.C.M. (5 June 1896 - 4 March 1926 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of Léopoldville
  • François Camille Van Ronslé, C.I.C.M., Titular Bishop of Tymbrias (5 June 1896 – 14 November 1938) (as above 5 June 1896 - 4 March 1926 )
  • Natale de Cleene, C.I.M., (February 1926 - 20 July 1932), Titular Bishop of Usula (1924.12.18 – 1942.10.07), previously Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Léopoldville (1924.12.18 – 1926.03.04)
  • Georges Six, C.I.C.M., Titular Bishop of Baliana (1934.02.26 – 1952.11.24) (26 February 1934 - 24 November 1952)
  • Félix Scalais, C.I.C.M. (29 June 1953 - 7 July 1964 see below) , Titular Bishop of Casius (1953.06.29 – 1959.11.10)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Léopoldville
  • Félix Scalais, C.I.C.M. (see above 29 June 1953 - 7 July 1964 ), President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo (1963 – 1964), later Titular Archbishop of Aquæ in Numidia (1964.07.07 – 1967.08.17)
  • Joseph Malula (7 July 1964 - 30 May 1966 see below), previously Titular Bishop of Attanasus & Auxiliary Bishop of Léopoldville (1959.07.18 – 1964.07.07)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Kinshasa

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Besides the archdiocese, it comprises the following Suffragan dioceses:

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Coordinates: 4°19′26″S 15°17′40″E / 4.3238°S 15.2944°E / -4.3238; 15.2944