Roman Catholic Diocese of Kongolo

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Diocese of Kongolo
Dioecesis Kongoloensis
Location
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Lubumbashi
Statistics
Area 44,206 km2 (17,068 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
700,000
135,350 (19.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Oscar Ngoy wa Mpanga

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kongolo (Latin: Kongoloën(sis)) is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur-de-Marie (dedicated to Our Lady's Heart) in the city of Kongolo

History[edit]

Incumbents[edit]

(all Roman rite; so far all members of the Holy Ghost Fathers (C.S.Sp.)

Apostolic Prefects of Northern Katanga
  • Fr. Luigi Lempereur, C.S.Sp. (1922 – 1930)
  • Fr. Emilio Callewaert, C.S.Sp. (1912 – 1922)
  • Giorgio Giuseppe Haezaert, C.S.Sp. (1931.02.19 – 1935.06.18 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of Northern Katanga
Apostolic Vicars of Kongolo
  • Bishop Gustave Joseph Bouve, C.S.Sp. (see above 1951.03.08 – 1959.11.10 see below)
Bishops of Kongolo

See also[edit]

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