Roman Catholic Diocese of Kikwit

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Diocese of Kikwit
Dioecesis Kikuitensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Kinshasa
Statistics
Area 62,000 km2 (24,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,809,220
2,004,852 (52.6%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Édouard Mununu Kasiala, O.C.S.O.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kikwit (Latin: Kikuiten(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kikwit in the Ecclesiastical province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

Incumbents[edit]

(all Roman rite, mostly missionary members of Latin congregations)

Ecclesiastical superiors of the mission sui iuris of Kwango (Koango)

(not available -- 1893-1903)

Apostolic Prefects of Kwango
  • Julien Banckaert (1903 – 1911)
  • Stanislas de Vos, Society of Jesus (S.J.) (1911 – 1928)
Apostolic Vicars of Kwango
  • Silvain van Hee, S.J. (1928.03.28 – 1936.02.20), Titular Bishop of Possala (1928.03.28 – 1960.03.26)
  • Enrico van Schingen, S.J. (1936.12.17 – 1954.07.02), Titular Bishop of Phelbes (1936.12.17 – 1954.07.02)
Apostolic Vicar of Kikwit
  • André Lefèbvre, S.J. (1955.02.25 – 1959.11.10 see below), Titular Bishop of Raphanea (1955.02.25 – 1959.11.10)
Bishops of Kikwit
  • André Lefèbvre, S.J. (see above 1959.11.10 – 1967.11.29), later Titular Bishop of Thucca Terebenthina (1967.11.29 – 1976.09.15)
  • Alexander Mbuka-Nzundu (1967.11.29 – 1985.10.14), previously Titular Bishop of Cataquas &

Auxiliary Bishop of Kikwit (1961.06.24 – 1967.11.29)

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